Scripture: Romans: 16:1-16
For some, the word helper means people of the second level. In a classroom, a helper helps a trained teacher with various things. An electrical engineer, a plumber, a lawyer – all of them have a helper to assist them in their respective fields. There are seen as people with less value since they haven’t got enough training in their work. But for a job to be done well, the work of everybody in a team is essential.
Apostle Paul had many helpers in his ministry. He lists them in his letter to the Romans (Romans 16). He talks about Phoebe in verses 1 and 2 and mentions, “for indeed she has been a helper of many and myself also.” Priscilla and Acquilla risked their own lives for Apostle Paul (verses 3 and 4). “Labored much for us” – he mentions Mary (verse 6).
According to 1 Corinthians 12:28, helping is one of the gifts. Paul mentions this as a gift given to the believers of the Church by the Holy Spirit. Like all other gifts, he said in the list, helping is also a gift.
Even Jesus mentions the Holy Spirit as the Helper. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things. John 14:26
Whatever gift the Holy Spirit has bestowed you with, may He help you to use it for His glory.