Big load!

Happy New Year, or (Bon Ane in creole)!
I would like to share a picture with you. I took this pic last week, while I was walking in Simone, a small village close to our house. Initially, it had a big impact on me, due to what this older women and her donkey were physically doing. See what you think……..


Seriously, can you believe the load she is carrying on her head? Not to mention, the poor donkey!

Over the past week, God has used this picture to speak to me on a heart or spiritual level. It is easy for me to become “loaded down” by the many unknowns here. But, as a child of God, I don’t have to carry anything, big or small. He promises to carry it for me, and even carry me. I can leave my worries, loads, and burdens at the foot of the cross! Thank you, Jesus!
Here are just a few of the verses that have spoken to me this week.
“Look to The Lord and His strength; seek his face always.” Psalm 105:4
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matt 11:29
Blessings to you and your family, as we serve together.

7 thoughts on “Big load!

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your heart! I will often be thinking of that picture myself as it’s so easy to feel the weight of our responsibilities on our backs! Thanks and love you all!

  2. Wow! Thanks for sharing. That is quite a picture, & I hope to remember it for a long time, along with the encouragement that Jesus will not only carry my burdens, but also carry me! Love to your family!

  3. As you roar right into your responsibilities this year may the Spirit speak to you often, giving you needed comfort and encouragement one day at a time! We love, support and pray for your family as we serve Jesus together. Yes, He truly bore it ALL!
    Mike & Susie

  4. Thanks for sharing and the reminder that displays a living example of how often our load seems heavy because we try to carry it alone. And help is so very close. Keep the faith and spread the word.

  5. Praying the new year will bring you blessing, after blessing.! We miss you all at church, but are so happy you found the grace to commit yourselves to such important work. Love the pictures
    and your comments. Send them when you can!! Please remember we love you bushels!! I would really like to send you comfort things that you cant get there, I really would !!!
    In HIM, Nelly & Dick

  6. It has been said – a picture is worth a thousand words but your sermonette spoke volumes to me – thank you for sharing your heart & reminding me of some awesome truths from scripture that I constantly need to immerse myself in!! Love to all!!

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