Words from the Heart for Sunday June 16th, 2019
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.
Psalm 68:19-20 (NIV)
Bearing Our Burdens
In October 1915, in the midst of the First World War, registered nurse Emily Holmes-Orr organized eleven boys and girls under the age of thirteen from the hamlet of Northgate, Saskatchewan into a formally chartered branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society. Orr recalled in the 1930s that, “the older people” in the hamlet believed Red Cross work “would bring something unselfish into the lives of the children. It would train them, no matter how tiny they were, to help bear the burden their country was bearing.”
Most of us have a friend that we know we can call upon when we need someone to help us out. We don’t have to call on them every day and that’s a good thing. If we are in need all the time and calling on the same friend to help us or bail us out over and over again, the friendship will suffer. There is one exception. Psalm 68:19-20 tells us: “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.” Have you noticed the impact of one little word here? Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who DAILY bears our burdens. Every day. And He never gets tired of it. He never thinks “not again, Beasley.” He is already bearing our burdens, daily. He is powerful enough and loves us enough to deal with every burden on every heart of every human being in every country on the earth. This includes you! So quit trying to carry those burdens around. Unburden yourself and cast them on the Lord who loves to bear our burdens.
These have been words from the heart.