He carries us?

May I ask you a question? How often we are faced with some pretty heavy burdens in life; when we try to carry them ourselves but know that, in the end, there is a better burden carrier than we–someone with the divine muscle to do the job and the everlasting willingness to be asked?

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.

As I get older I find it easier to share the burden with a good many things in this life. Where once I would have been too proud to ask someone else for help, I am now finding it easier to say those words: “Can you give me a hand?” I was moving a table saw recently from the basement to a remodeling project upstairs. I knew that I had to go up two flights of stairs and I also knew that if push came to shove, I was able to handle it.

Nevertheless, since Danny had a couple of his friends over that evening I asked for help. It wasn’t long before my burden had been willingly shared and my objective, getting the saw to its new location, was achieved.

And so it is with my Jesus. Often we are faced with some pretty heavy burdens in life. We try to carry them ourselves but know that, in the end, there is a better burden carrier than we; someone with the divine muscle to do the job and the everlasting willingness to be asked.

Here’s a story: A father, sitting in his study, sent his little boy upstairs to fetch a book that had been forgotten. The boy was long gone, and after a time the father thought he heard the sound of sobbing on the stairs. He went out, and at the top of the staircase he saw his son crying bitterly, with the great book he had tried to lift and carried so far lying at his feet. “Daddy!” the boy cried “I can’t carry it; it’s too heavy for me!” In a moment, the father ran up the stairs, and stoop- ing down took up both the little lad and the book in his strong arms and carried them down to the room below. Before he reached it, his child’s tears were all dried and he was leaning on Daddy’s arm, the burden and the trouble gone. (R. S. Barrett)

When life’s burdens beckon us and we are tempted to try to carry them ourselves, there is always someone waiting to help, our Savior, Jesus Christ. He tells us to “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Once free from our labor, he offers us love, healing and peace for our efforts. What’s more, he not only takes our burdens, he carries us along with them. Though there is no guarantee that tomorrow we will not face such burdens again, there is always the promise that our “Daddy’s arm” will be there to lift us up and dry our tears.

We pray. Heavenly Father. I thank You for all your blessings on me today and everyday. I thank You Lord for sustaining me during my trials and for fighting my battles for me. I want to thank You for making my enemies be at peace with me. Lord I thank You that my faith is ever increasing and everyday my unbelief is becoming less.

Thank You Lord for giving me courage, strength, and for giving me peace and joy while I am in my trials. Thank You Lord that You always hear me and that You always carry me. Thank You Father for releasing Your power on my behalf today. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

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<markcbrunner@thispassingday.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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