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A while back I arrived at the church office with several items I needed to take into the building. I loaded myself down with these things to the point of barely being able to see. Navigating into the building was going to be a challenge. And then it happened. Someone saw me, over-burdened with my load, and offered to help. The relief was on time, and deeply appreciated!
One of the callings we have as believers in Jesus Christ is to be burden-bearers. Look at Paul’s words, inspired by God’s Spirit, in Galatians 6:2 (NIV) “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Think about it. There’s a way we can “fulfill the law of Christ.” How? By helping others with their burdens!
How does this relate to “the law of Christ?” Burden-bearing is what Jesus did for people. Remember His words in Matthew 11:28 (NIV) “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
When we help others carry their burdens, when we lift loads from others, we’re actually doing the work of Jesus; we’re acting like Him!
How can you become a better burden-bearer? It starts with awareness. We must pay attention to people around us who may be struggling with a heavy load in their life. If we don’t see the strugglers, we’ll never step in to help them carry their burden.
Whose burdens are you carrying?