Whose Burdens Will You Carry?

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

“Yvonne, I’ve already told my husband I’m going to spend Mother’s Day with you,” my friend said a few weeks ago.

Since my mother and my only child passed away within weeks of each other almost five years ago, Mother’s Day doesn’t mean cards, gifts, calls, or visits. It usually means tears and longing to see them again.

“Do you want to go to the beach with me and stay there overnight?” I asked my friend.

She said she did. I felt relieved that my friend wanted to carry that burden with me. I thanked God that he gave her the desire to spend Mother’s Day with me.

We used the Jacuzzi and the sauna, enjoyed walks on the beach, and collected shells. She bought two hot pink T-shirts, and I purchased a print jacket on sale.

God gave us beautiful weather. When it rained for a brief period on Saturday, we rested. We talked, laughed, and discussed our Bible study. On Sunday we ate a delicious Mother’s Day buffet and visited two lighthouses.

I’m glad I asked my friend to go with me to the beach, that she listened to God’s prompting, and went with me.

Dear God, I have burdens you never meant for me to carry alone. I appreciate how you provide someone to help me. Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to help carry someone’s burden and fulfill the law of Christ?

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