But Moses' hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. (Exodus 17:12-13 NKJV)
This is such a wonderful picture of teamwork. Israel still hadn't stopped complaining about their situation (Ex 16:3), Moses was at his wits end and the Amalekites had come to fight with Israel in Rephidim. Moses, however had a plan. He sent out mighty Joshua with some men to fight them while he (Moses) stood at the top of the hill overlooking the battlefield with the rod of God raised in the air. As long as Moses kept his hands up, Joshua prevailed. But Moses got tired.
Moses got tired and his friends Aaron and Hur picked him up. They knew the importance of Moses' task, saw his need, and jumped in to help. Yes, God was in the rod and was ultimately the source of Moses' power, but a rod on the ground did not victory make. Let's keep focused on the human aspect this time.
We can help others or ask for help in a variety of ways. We can pray or be prayed for. We can roll up our sleeves to help or ask a competent friend to do that with us. Together we can definitely accomplish more than we can alone. Sometimes one plus one does equal three. Whose "arms" can you lift up today?
Dear Father, I thank you for the support of those people you have put in my life who take the time to pray for me and support me when I am weak. Thank you for your wisdom and your provision and for your persistent care for me. Help me to see where I can be helpful to someone in need so that I can assist them in your will as Aaron and Hur helped Moses. To you be the glory. Amen.
Janna Rust is a Life/Business Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them. For more information, visit her at www.purposefulpartnerships.com.