I think everyone fell in love with the sweet little, old lady who became famous with these words, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” We all felt sorry for her as she lay on the floor unable to stand up without help. Her plight touched a nerve with anyone who had a grandmother living alone.

The emphasis of the commercial surrounded the sale of a device that could be worn around the neck all the time. If a fall occurred, the person could press an emergency call button on the device signaling someone monitoring the system who then would be able to hear those immortal words.

The condition of that poor woman on the floor represents well the spiritual plight of everyone human being. We all are fallen and we can’t get up by ourselves. Romans 3:23 records, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The resulting condition is recorded in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death…”

An emergency call button rests with every individual in that fallen. There is Someone monitoring it 24/7. “For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’” (Romans 10:13) Saul’s use of the system is detailed in Acts 22. Verse 16 records the instructions he was given to use the system. “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the LORD.”

There are many, however, who do not activate the system. Instead, some enjoy their fallen condition choosing the response, “I have fallen and I don’t want to get up!” Others are less hardened and might be heard to cry, “I have fallen and don’t know how to get up!” But, the blessed are those who, in their condition, are heard to say, “I have fallen and I can get up!” They know how and choose to activate the system. What about you?