Somewhere between the first step on the floor and the last step out the door, you grabbed some luggage. You stepped over the baggage carousel and loaded up. Don’t remember doing so? That’s because you did it without thinking. Don’t remember seeing a baggage terminal? That’s because the carousel is not the one in the airport; it’s the one in the mind. And the bags we grab are not made of leather; they are made of burdens.
The suitcase of guilt. A lack of discontent. You drape a duffel bag of weariness on one shoulder and a hanging bag of grief on the other. Add on a backpack of doubt, an overnight bag of loneliness, and a trunk of fear. Pretty soon you’re pulling more stuff than a skycap. No wonder you are tired at the end of the day.
“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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
God is saying to you,“Set that stuff down! You are carrying burdens you don’t need to bear.” There are certain weights in life you simply cannot carry. Your Lord is asking you to set them down and trust Him. He is the Father at the baggage claim. When a dad sees his five-year-old son trying to drag the family trunk off the carousel, what does he say? The father will say to his son what God is saying to you.
“Set it down child. I’ll carry that one.”
~These words were taken from Max Lucado’s books entitled,“Traveling Light.”