Sunday, March 27, 2011

Matthew 11:28
28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Our shoulders should be sore from carrying the burdens of others. I once saw an example of carrying burdens. A young woman was holding two books. Someone came along and gave her 3 more books to hold. It was difficult, but not too hard holding 5 books. Then, someone came along and piled 3 more books on top of the 5 she already had. Okay, it was getting tough holding the stack steady. One more person came and stacked 3 more books on top. This is a total of 11 hardback books! She was struggling to carry and hold the books without dropping them. Soon a person came to her and took 6 books from her and they both walked away together. It's nice to know when someone wants to help carry the burdens. It makes them lighter for you.....Christ will carry ALL of them for you. Give them to Him...He is offering to carry them everyday for you!

Galatians 6:2
2Help carry each other’s burdens. In this way you will follow Christ’s teachings.

Are you willing to help carry some of the heavy burdens for others? Should we not be living the life of Christ daily? Many people are 'heavy laden' with their worries and issues of daily living. What can YOU do to lighten their burden??

Matthew 23:4-12 4
They pile heavy burdens on people's shoulders and won't lift a finger to help.
5Everything they do is just to show off in front of others. They even make a big show of wearing Scripture verses on their foreheads and arms, and they wear big tassels [a] for everyone to see. 6They love the best seats at banquets and the front seats in the meeting places. 7And when they are in the market, they like to have people greet them as their teachers. 8But none of you should be called a teacher. You have only one teacher, and all of you are like brothers and sisters. 9Don't call anyone on earth your father. All of you have the same Father in heaven. 10None of you should be called the leader. The Messiah is your only leader. 11Whoever is the greatest should be the servant of the others. 12If you put yourself above others, you will be put down. But if you humble yourself, you will be honored.

1 comment:

  1. Sherri, This is a wonderful devotional and I'm so glad you found my graphic of the two little girls to include with it. God bless. ~ Abby