WEDNESDAY - "Burdens Gives Us Wings"
Readings: Matthew 11.28-30
Burdens Give Us Wings. An old legend says that long ago God had a great many burdens that He wished to have carried from one place to another on earth, so He asked the animals to lend a hand. All of them began to make excuses for not helping: the elephant was too dignified; the lion too proud; and so on. Finally the birds came and said, “If you will tie them into small bundles, we’ll carry them for you. We are small but we would like to help.” So God fastened upon the back of each a small bundle, and they all set out walking across the plain to their destination. They sang as they went, and did not seem to feel the weight of their burdens at all. Every day the burdens seemed lighter and lighter, until the loads seemed to be lifting the birds, instead of the birds carrying the burdens. When they arrived at their destination, they discovered when they removed their load; there were wings in their place, wings which enabled them to ﬂy to the sky and the treetops. They had learned how to carry their burdens, and their loads had become wings to carry them nearer to God. The burdens we carry for others may become wings of the spirit, to lift us into happiness. —Author Unknown
“My yoke is easy and my burden is light”
“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulﬁl the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2.
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