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The Bag Boy and Burdens

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I remember being at the grocery store one day with my two boys. They are only two and a half years apart, so any shopping trip was a chore. This day was no exception.

Remember WAY back in the day when the “bag boy” at the grocery took your groceries to the car automatically without even asking?cart-15507_640

This was one of those days.Let me Help you

The cart was full, it was raining, the youngest was crying because he was hungry, the toddler was wailing because he was tired. I couldn’t find my check book and the lady behind me was casting me the evil eye. The eye that indicated I needed to get it together. I returned the evil eye…okay, so my flesh was showing!

I found my check book (before debit cards) and the bag boy took the cart and two extra bags. He even asked if he could put the oldest in a cart for a ride since he had been walking through the store for the entire trip.

He helped this weary Momma. He carried my current burden. Oh, the baby was still crying, did I add that it was also raining? Oh yes….but this young man gave me some rest. (And children are not thought of as burdens to me, just illustrating a point).

Matthew 11_28-30

A simple illustration. I blogged about burdens Tuesday and as I studied these scriptures more I was struck by something I had never noticed before……

In verse 28 He tells us of HIS rest…win which He will ease and refresh our souls.  Verse 29: Jesus instructs us to take HIS yoke and learn. Our yoke is still present, it is just that His is easier. He was speaking to those who were basically under the law. His yoke is useful, not harsh, comfortable and even gracious. 

So folks…we will always have problems and burdens. But Christ has come to teach us and show us how to carry that yoke. 
His teachings tell us of these troubles, yet He lets us know that He will “never leave nor forsake us.”

And that is good news to the weary indeed!!

IN CHRIST ALONE
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

Tammy

*NIV Bible, personal graphics

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Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 56 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 40 years, married 37 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. We have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. It wasn't always easy, and I like sharing some insights from those "mommy" and "teaching" years. I also want to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

2 thoughts on “The Bag Boy and Burdens

  1. Lovely post, I laughed at the point where you returned the evil eye haha sometimes our flesh will show up but then we learn to beat our bodies… Thank God we have rest in Christ alone.

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