Not to be! I couldn't reach it as hard as I tried. I attempted to pull the garbage dumpster over but it was too heavy and full. I was also concerned that my cell phone would sink deeper into the garbage and be lost forever. So I hoisted myself onto the garbage as I attempted to reach it with my hand. Before I realized it, my legs were up in the air but ...I got it. I quickly looked around and was relieved that nobody was around to see this crazy woman in the dumpster!
I actually have a spiritual lesson in my garbage story. I wonder how many of you are carrying around heavy loads every day. My bag was heavy! I think of the Scripture verse:
"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 (NIV)
Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe.
Jesus didn't stay on the Cross. The tomb is empty. Jesus is alive and sits at the right hand of the Father. He intercedes for us today.
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in Heaven." Hebrews 1:3 (NIV)
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him." John 3:16-17 (NIV)
What burdens are you carrying around with you?
- Responsibilities for others
Will you consider leaving those burdens at the Cross?
Blessings and love,