DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW, FOR TOMORROW WILL WORRY ABOUT ITSELF.
( MATTHEW 6:34 *NIV )
We received the following humorous story from a
Christian friend. I hope you will enjoy it as I have.
A funny story tells about an old lady who was living in the village. She had never owned nor even been in a car before. One day, she was returning home from the market carrying a big heavy basket on her head, when a rich man riding his car passed by. Kindly, he offered to drive the lady to her home. She thanked him and got into the car with her basket.
On the way, the man glanced at the lady in the mirror, still holding her basket over her head. Astonished, he asked her to lay the basket down in the car and rest.
The old lady naively replied, “Oh my son, your car is carrying me; this is enough, I should not burden it carrying my basket too!”
What an innocently funny response! We sometimes do the same with God. Everyday, God carries us during the day. Still, we insist on carrying our heavy baskets of worries and fear of the future, for family, kids, spouse, money, job, etc…
We are carried by Almighty Hands, watched over by Sleepless Eyes and God plans our future. Let us then relax and lay down everything in God’s Hands. The old lady, if she agreed to lay down the basket, would have to carry it again when back home. But the beautiful thing about God is that once we cast our heavy basket in His Hands, we do not need to think about it anymore.
So do not worry, trust in our Heavenly Father instead, for “BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD, WHOSE CONFIDENCE IS IN HIM. HE WILL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE WATER THAT SENDS OUT ITS ROOTS BY THE STREAM. IT DOES NOT FEAR WHEN HEAT COMES; ITS LEAVES ARE ALWAYS GREEN. IT HAS NO WORRIES IN THE YEAR OF DROUGHT AND NEVER FAILS TO BEAR FRUIT.” ( JEREMIAH 17:7-8 )
Now, have a Blessed Weekend – free of all “baskets.”
With Our Love & Prayers,
Dr. Lowell & Judy Mason
P.O. Box 1195 – Joplin, Missouri 64802
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