The Priest didn’t help. The Levite didn’t help but the least likely one to help did that day. Jews and Samaritans didn’t like each other. Sometimes you will find the least likely one is the one who will come to your rescue and the one you thought would be there for you, will be nowhere to be found when you’re in trouble.
I read an article on Facebook just a few days ago that resembles this story in the Bible often referred to as “The Good Samaritan”.
A policeman was trying to handcuff and arrest a man when the offender got the upper hand and was assaulting him. Many people driving by saw this scenario but made the decision to look the other way, just as the Priest and Levite in the Bible story but a black woman stopped her car, got out and helped the Policeman apprehend the criminal that day. Later, she said she just saw the terror in his eyes that seemed to say, “help me” and without thinking about the consequences she came to his rescue.
I’m sure they’re were some younger guys or some stronger men who could have helped, but the least likely person chose to help an unknown white Policeman who was in dire need that day. She didn’t pause to think about it she told the reporter later…she just sprang into action. Amazing! No racism here. No women’s liberal ideology clouded her thinking. No fear of what might happen to her…only her human instinct that my fellow man needs help.
Isn’t that the rule we all should live by? Yes and it’s called ‘The Golden Rule’…do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.
We should especially love and help the ones who are least unable to help themselves, such as the unborn, the special needs individuals, our children, the elderly or those suffering debilitating illnesses and diseases.
Christ loved us when we were unlovable. He cleansed us when we were stained by sin. He fed us when we were hungry. Love covers a multitude of sin. We are to love others as He loved us. We are to be like Jesus in this world. If we love God we’ll love others, 1 John 4:20 says. Jesus met people’s physical and spiritual needs because He was love.
Who needs Jesus? Who can you help? Who needs you?
Jesus breaks down the walls of division between: races, gender, nationalities, economic status, age, education, religion and political parties.
Be that least likely one. Together we can make a difference that’s much needed now more than ever.