We pick up these weights adding them to our collection. Maybe they don’t seem heavy at first, but the accumulation grows. Then, without realizing it, we become like Lucy and Desi in the classic movie, The Long, Long Trailer. That big rock collection (spoiler alert) is threatening to propel our lives right over the precipice.
The reasons we hold on to the rocks are many. Maybe we feel carrying that load it is our due punishment for offenses committed. Perhaps, we think we can resolve the irresolvable or we can’t forgive or we are afraid of being found out or . . .
The list goes on.
But here’s the good news.
The tomb is empty.
Jesus rose from the dead so we wouldn’t have to carry our stones anymore. His sacrifice covered our offenses. Once and for all. We can let go of those heavy burdens. We don’t have to solve all the riddles because He is a living Savior. He’s on the throne and knows all. News Flash―we’re not in charge―He is and for Him nothing is impossible. He has covered our shame and can help us forgive every offense done to us.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Time to put down the dead weight. Leave it at His feet and embrace the resurrection power of Jesus.
I’m right there with you.
Let’s experience what Eugene Peterson called the “unforced rhythms of grace . . . living freely and lightly” (Matthew 29-30 The Message).
“As a Ford model during the 1980’s, the New York fashion world was my world. Beverly’s encouraging stories of how God moved in that sphere help us realize that no matter where we are— even on Seventh Avenue--God wants to use us for His glory.”
Nancy Stafford Actress (“Matlock”), Speaker, and Author
Faith in the Fashion District by Beverly Varnado