Heavy Lifting

Railroad workers recently left some railroad ties along the track behind our house in preparation for some upcoming repairs. Being a man, of course I wondered if I could lift one of them. I could not. I couldn’t even pick up one end of a railroad tie.

There are some objects that are too heavy to be carried by one person. Yet there are occasions when some heavy lifting is required. This calls for teamwork.

Galatians 6:2 says, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Sometimes we let our pride get the best of us and we refuse to allow others to help us with the burdens of life. At other times we are so self-focused that we don’t see an opportunity to help someone else with their heavy burden. Life is too difficult for us to ignore this biblical principle about carrying each other’s burdens. Let’s try to do a better job of obeying this teaching.

When is the last time you had the humility to ask someone for help with a matter that was weighing you down?

What can you do this week to lighten the load of a fellow Christian who is struggling?

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