Help Someone: Help Yourself

At some point in life we have struggled with a burden. Some burdens are so difficult to carry that if you are not careful you can be crushed beneath the load; especially when you are carrying the load alone. What do you do when your burden has become too heavy for you to carry?

In life, there are many inventions that help us to carry heavy burdens. When you go to the supermarket, the shopping cart is a tool to manage your burden while you are shopping. You can pile as much as you need into the cart, and it will still carry your burden. Don’t you wish that you could take that shopping cart with you to bring all your supplies into your home? It would be wonderful to have the cart to carry that burden.

The Apostle Paul in Galatians 6:2 AMP said, “Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian love]. When we carry someone’s burden, we provide support in the same way the shopping cart allowed us to pack our load into it. We allow our fellow believers to experience Christ’s love through us. We don’t have to go with them to the grocery store; sometimes it can be a simple as taking the time to listen as someone unburdens the weight of a problem they are facing. It can be helping a neighbor with a sick child. It can be cutting the lawn for an elderly home owner.

Lifting a heavy burden alone is never easy; it can be very difficult or even impossible. When others join in, it becomes easier. How many times have we seen pictures of people banding together to lift a heavy object to free someone trapped? This task is impossible for one or even three. But if ten people come together, it can be done.  When we help someone with their burden, our burdens become lighter.

Thought for Today: Friend, lighten your burden; help someone!

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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