5 okt. 2017

Why don't you lay that thing down?

Once a father told this story about one of his little daughters:

She brought to me a while ago," he says, "a geography book, with a picture of fabled Atlas, bearing the globe on his shoulders. Pointing to the overburdened man, with his bowed head, upstrained shoulders, and distended muscles, staggering under the weight that seemed just ready to crush him, she said: 'Papa! Why don't that man lay that thing down?

'Well, my dear,' I answered, 'it would be a great deal better if he did. But that man has the idea that he must carry the world on his shoulders. There are a good many men of that sort, as you will find when you are older.


That child's question is a pertinent one to any of you who are struggling under oppressive burden of personal anxiety of any nature whatosever. 'Why don't you lay that thing down? Cast your burden on the LORD, and he shall sustain you!"

Source: Biblical Illustrator

1 opmerking:

  1. Amen, Ariella. Lay it down!

    “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
    Psalm 55:22