Whit’s End: Take A Load Off

Ashley and I were sitting at Wendy’s having dinner and we saw a truck outside.  The tagline was pretty good and we both thought it would make a good devotional subject.  I tried to get a photo with my phone but we were so far away it didn’t turn out.  Then, two days later, Ashley saw the truck again!  She snagged a good picture.  Lucky us!


The tagline says, “A Load On Our Truck… Is A Load Off Your Mind!”  Boy, if that isn’t true.  Have you ever had to move?  It’s one of the most stressful things most people can think of.  You stress yourself out as you walk around the house, looking at how much stuff you own.  You can’t wrap your mind around getting it packed and moved onto a truck or trailer.  Then, someone comes to the rescue.  Whether it’s family, friends, or the moving guys, your problem just got smaller.  Help has arrived and you no longer have to bear this burden alone.

St. Paul said,
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ”, Galatians 6.2.  Believe it or not, the trucking company above is right.

Taking on the burdens of others and lightening their life-load helps them to cope with times that may be or feel overwhelming.  When we come up alongside others and journey with them we are committing to support their walk and the burdens they carry.  They are reminded that they are not alone.  We fulfill the law or the way of Christ because Christ himself has come-up alongside us, committing to be with us always, no matter the circumstances.  It’s no wonder we hold so fast to the scripture, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me,” Philippians 4.13.  We both believe and hope that Christ will be with us and give us the strength to do what is necessary.

Do for someone what Christ has done for you.  Get up underneath other’s burdens, put their load on your truck, and unload their minds so they can see Christ in you.  Have a great rest of the week!

Rev. Whit R. Martin
Pastor, New Liberty United Methodist Church

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