There are a few stories that I continually go back to for comfort. Here is one of my favorites.
A man set off on foot for a very long journey wearing a hefty sack filled with most of his belongings. He walked for hours as the heat of the day and the heavy load on his shoulder took an obvious toll. A caring stranger in a truck saw his distress, pulled up beside him, and offered him a ride. The man gladly accepted the offer, slid into the passenger seat, placing the sack on his lap. The truck driver drove for a while but suddenly stopped the truck, looked at his new passenger, and then made an observation.
He said, “Buddy, I’m carrying you, but you're still carrying your burden.”
The weary traveler had not even realized how he had not taken advantage of this opportunity to take a break from his burden. He placed his sack safely in the back of the truck and rested the rest of the ride.
One verse in today’s Psalm caught my attention this morning.
Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Here is a beautiful invitation to cast our burden upon the Lord and let Him carry us. There is no better place to be than in the strong arms of our Savior. He never grows weary, and we never have to worry that he might drop us.
I wonder, does he ever look at us and say, “I’m carrying you, but you're still carrying your burden.”
Oh, how many hours of peace I have squandered as I sat safely in his care worrying!
Why not rest, the rest of the ride?
After all, our Lord has given a fabulous invitation.
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
One of my favorite verses has always been this one.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Because he cares so much he calls to us today, can you hear it?
“I’m carrying you, but you're still carrying your burden. Give it to me, and I will give you rest!”
My 2021 Bible Reading Plan
May 3, 2021