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The Cross


The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to
his knees in prayer. "Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a
cross to bear."

The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your
cross inside this room. Then, open that other door and pick out any cross
you wish."

The man was filled with relief. "Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and he did
as he was told.

Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some so large the tops
were not visible. Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far
wall. "I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.

And the Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross you just brought in."

When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around and see what
other people are coping with. You may consider yourself far more fortunate
than you imagined.


Whatever your cross, whatever your pain. There will always be sunshine after
the rain.

Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall, but God's always there, 
waiting for you to call!


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