Published September 29, 2015

Shelia Shares
"Heavy Stuff"

Facebook makes all kinds of short videos available through posts. The most common type of posting seems to be the humorous ones.

A recent post showed a nun in her large, flowing robes carrying a very large box across a parking lot. The box seems heavy and she struggles to keep moving.

A muscular man stops to offer assistance. She moves aside and he tries to lift the box. He can't lift it. He tries numerous times and never can lift the box.

Finally, the nun steps back behind the box, lifts it and carries it the rest of the way across the parking lot. The man stands looking on in amazement.

As the camera moves to a frontal view, you see the feet of someone under the box who is carrying it. I would guess there is also some way that the person in the box is holding it down so the helpful man cannot assist the nun in lifting her burden.

I know some of you have some pretty heavy stuff in your lives. You are struggling to carry the load of guilt or grief. The burden of financial worries and lack of a job seems monumental. You are pulling a load of disappointment or sickness. It is not an easy load to carry.

Even when someone stops to offer assistance, they can't budge that load off your shoulders. You appreciate their offer of help. But, it doesn't help.

Like the story above, there is already someone there prepared to carry your burden. You don't need to depend on others around you. Simply ask the One who can carry anything, who can bear anything and who knows the absolute best way to help you.

God is always available to help. He is willing to help. Don't hesitate to reach out to Him. Simply come, swap your burden for His light burden and find rest.

Matthew 11:28-30 reads, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."


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