Helpers may come in several different shapes and forms, but it is important to know that they are from God.
Jonathan was a sacrificial helper.
Jonathan had to sacrifice a lot to become David’s helper.
1 Samuel 20:30 NIV
“Saul’s anger flared up at Jonathan and he said to him, “You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don’t I know that you have sided with the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of the mother who bore you?”
Saul wanted Jonathan to be the next king because he was Saul’s firstborn son.
Saul however knew that God had chosen David to be king instead of Jonathan.
1 Samuel 20:31 NIV
“As long as the son of Jesse lives on this earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Now send someone to bring him to me, for he must die!”
Saul wanted to kill David, to pave a way for his son Jonathan to be the next king.
Jonathan however willingly sacrificed his own ambition.
1 Samuel 23:16-17 NIV
“And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.”
Jonathan was ready to be David’s assistant.
Pharaoh’s daughter was an accidental helper of Moses.
Moses’s mother couldn’t hide him anymore, so she left him in a basket by the river. Pharaoh’s daughter went to bathe in the river.
Exodus 2:5 NKJV
“Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it.”
She found Moses by accident and adopted him by compassion.
Exodus 2:6 NKJV
“And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”
May God send you both sacrificial helpers and compassionate accidental helpers. May God meet all your needs, in Jesus’s name