I surveyed my yard for tree damage from the recent ice storm, I noticed
several limbs were either cracked or broken. I thought to myself,
"Trees were not meant to carry that much weight! They were designed to
carry only the weight of leaves."
Likewise, we humans often
carry more weight on our shoulders than we can handle. We weren't created
to carry that much weight. When the burdens of life become too heavy for us, we are bound to crack. That's why we are
instructed to cast our cares on Jesus. He alone is strong enough to carry the weight of the many.
And all believers are to instructed to come along side those laden with burdens to help them bear the load. When weight is distributed evenly among the many, it lightens the load for the few.
When was the last time you lifted a load off someone that was weighing them down?
My passion is the Kingdom of God. I hold a PhD from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. I wrote my thesis "The Lord's Supper as an Anti-Imperial Praxis" under Drs. William S. Campbell and Kathy Ehrensperger. I serve as the Senior Research Professor of Biblical Theology at Criswell College (Dallas, TX). For ten years I served as the Editor of the Criswell Theological Review (CTR).
I also taught for 18 years the Presidents' Class at First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, a Sunday morning Bible study I taught verse-by-verse through the Scriptures.