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Monday, December 11, 2006

Lay Down That Heavy Load

This past Friday night I got to go to Disney on Ice with my niece, nephew, sister, bro-in-law, aunt and 2 cousins. We had such a fun time watching the monsters from Monsters Inc skate across the ice. And the adults had a fun time watching the little ones enjoy the show.
We also had a little entertainment all our own. My aunt's youngest daughter, Abby, is almost 5. And she is TINY. We're talking not much bigger than my almost 3 year old niece, Raegan.
But because she is older, Abby thought she should be able to hold Raegan. So she picked up Raegan and attempted to carry her around the suite. We all laughed so hard we almost cried because there was Raegan her feet maybe 2 inches off the ground, looking right into Abby's face as Abby tried to carry her around.
My Aunt Pat made Abby put Raegan down, informing her that Raegan was too big for her to be carrying around.
It's so easy to see the ridiculousness of one small child trying to bear the weight of another small child. It's easy to realize that a child can't carry such a load.
But when it comes to our own burdens, we don't see the need to lay them down. Jesus doesn't want us to carry around our heavy burdens. He wants us to give them over to Him. He loves us and cares for us.
Look at this verse from I Peter 5:7, "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
Are you struggling today beneath the weight of a heavy burden? Turn it over to Christ. He wants to handle your problems. He wants to show you just how much He cares for you!


At 6:42 PM, Blogger Amydeanne said...

you are such a smart cookie! (and I do mean that with the greatest respect!) I love your analogies!


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