Moses walked up the hill, rod of God in hand. Beside him walked Aaron and Hur, his friends. Below him Joshua was beginning to battle with the Amaleks.
Moses looked over the valley below. His men were fighting, under his charge. He raised the rod of God in his hand and watched Israel prevail.
Then he became tired. Physically probably from walking up the hill, from holding the rod straight up in the air for a long period of time. Mentally probably from realizing that the nation he was leading was winning a battle solely based upon his actions.
The pressures from the battle were wearing him thin.
His hands began to drop. The rod was no longer being held up. The battle started going the other way. Israel was losing ground quick.
In stepped Aaron and Hur. They provided Moses a seat. They held his arms so that they stretched the rod toward God.
They helped to shoulder Moses’ burden.
They took it upon themselves as if it were their own.
They had realized that the outcome of the battle affected them too.
Christians, don’t turn the other way when you see a person in need of encouragement or help. Instead bear their burden with them. Maybe you can help shoulder the responsibility through prayer, through actions, through example…but realize that the outcome affects you too.
We should do our best to help each other so that Christians can be viewed as a people that stand together and so that our God will receive at least a portion of the honor and glory that He is due.
Look out for your brethren.