When we hit the strawberry farm for the second time, the children all fought over who would get to pull the wagon! I assumed the Momas would be pulling the littles in the wagon all the way out to the field, but no – the littles, even the littlest littles wanted to pull the wagon! The image of someone so small pulling something so large struck me. Even though the weight of the wagon and it’s mere size was wearing him out, he still pulled and continued as if he were on a great quest to prove that he could do it. In life some of us have been given burdens by our families, our jobs or our mistakes. We drag them along and try with all of our might to prove that we can still do it; we can beat the odds; we can drag around burdens bigger than ourselves and still make it. All the while there is a savior who is waiting for us to drop the wagon and allow him to pull it for us. In fact, he is so loving and strong that he can even pull us in that wagon too and give us the rest and healing that we need. Are you dragging around burdens bigger than yourself? Are you ready to drop the weight and let Jesus carry you?
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." I Peter 5:7
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28,29