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719th -- The Burden Bearer


With the stresses and struggles of daily life, we should not allow 
ourselves to become overwhelmed with the burdens that come our way. We 
must remember that God in His infinite mercy and love sent His only 
Begotten Son to the earth to remove their burdens, destroyed their yokes 
and deliver them from death to life through the shed blood of the Lord 
Jesus Christ. The finished work of the cross saves our souls, removes our
burdens and destroys our yokes. The Lord Jesus Christ loves us with an 
everlasting love and wishes for us to walk in His love and peace all the 
days of our life. The Bible declares in Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in 
Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is 
everlasting strength.” Be encouraged to give your burdens to the Lord and
rest in His strength knowing that God can calm any storm and make still the
most turbulent of seas. Trust Him. (1 John 4:9-10) (Jeremiah 31:3)

I hope this message encourages your heart to give every burden that you 
carry to the Lord. He is able to remove your burden and replace it with 
His peace that surpasses all understanding.


A long-ago legend has it that, there once lived a man of towering strength,
a giant of a man. He was a pagan whose strength perhaps led him to believe
that he needed no higher power.

He made his living by carrying travelers across a broad river. One day a 
beautiful child came to the bank of the river. As the man bent down to 
allow the child to climb upon his back, the young lad said, “Are you sure
you can bear my weight?”

The man laughed. “Why, I've carried full-grown men across the river. You,
my little one, will be lighter than a pebble.”

“Very well,” said the boy. “But I must warn you. I am heavier than I look.”

With a grin, the man raised the child upon his massive shoulders and 
stepped out into the swirling water. But the weight on his back grew 
strangely heavy. Soon the brawny giant was struggling not to sink. With 
superhuman effort he crawled up onto the opposite bank of the river and let
the child down.

“How can you be so heavy?” the perplexed man asked. “Who are you?”

“I am Jesus of Nazareth,” replied the boy. “And I carry the burdens of the
world on my shoulders. Let me carry yours too.”

And so it was that Christopher, today known as St. Christopher, was 
converted to Christianity. The story reminds me -- I don't need to struggle
across each day on my own. There is One stronger than I. He is the Great 
Burden-bearer. He even carries St. Christopher, yet on His shoulders there
is always room for one more.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy 
burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

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“Lord, thank you for inviting me to come to you, especially when life is 
getting too difficult for me. I find comfort and peace in knowing that you
are going to help me get across my river of difficulties if I just rest on
Your shoulders. Remind me always of my limitations so that day by day I 
will remember that without You I can do nothing. Lord Jesus, please lift me
up and carry me through this day.”

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 Chronicles 16:25-29 “For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: He
also is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the people are 
idols: but the LORD made the heavens. Glory and honour are in His presence;
strength and gladness are in His place. Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of
the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.”

Psalm 103:10-14 “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us 
according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so 
great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from 
the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. Like as a 
father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him. For 
He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.”

Romans 10:9-11 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, 
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, 
thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; 
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture 
saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.”

Psalm 146:5-9 “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose
hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and 
all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever: Which executeth 
judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD 
looseth the prisoners: The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD 
raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous: The LORD
preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the 
way of the wicked he turneth upside down.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: HE IS...
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Today's Selected Testimony: DON'T DOUBT GOD'S POWER
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony148.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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