Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Blessings And Burdens

His daughter, Amy, was born disabled and could not get from one place to another without a walker or crutches. His wife, May, suddenly became ill and was bedridden. It had been a difficult day at work with more problems than solutions. 
He decided, however, that he would brighten the day of his leading lady and purchased her a lovely bouquet of flowers. Upon entering his home, he briefly showed the flowers to Amy and said, “I want to take these upstairs to Mom to cheer her up.”
“Oh,” cried Amy, “please let me do that.”
“But you can’t, Dear,” he said. “It’s not possible for you get them to Mom with your crutches.” 
“I know,” she said, “but if you carry me, I’ll carry the flowers.” And he did.
How like our Lord! From time to time we are crippled with concerns and cares. The obstacles of life overwhelm us. Then, God appears at the right moment, places His loving arms underneath us and lifts us to new heights with His strength. And in spite of the difficulties in our lives, we can take a bouquet of blessings to others as we share the goodness of His love and grace to those who need His encouragement.
Prayer: Father, may we never be so focused on our own pains and problems that we fail to bring a word or deed of kindness to others in need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 5:2-12 Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

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