As our nation, states and cities begin to re-open, many have felt the weight of the world upon them. Carrying each other’s burdens means walking with them in good and bad times.
As we explore Galatians 6, we see encouragement from scripture that each of us do not have to walk the road alone.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”Galatians 6:2
When Jesus sent out the disciples, He did not send them out individually but rather in pairs.
During Paul’s missionary journeys, he had a partner – rarely you would find him alone.
Just as Paul had help, we too have help. Our communities, our friends and our families help shoulder the burden’s we carry. This time of uncertainty has brought some communities closer together.
I heard about a nursing home in Ohio where the staff moved into the nursing home to care for their extended family for 65 days. For 65 days, they did not see their own families, but instead helped care for their community.
Those health workers shouldered their responsibility in order to help their community weather this tough storm. On the 66th day, they walked out of that nursing home for the first time to the applause of a community.
And the best part is, no one in that nursing home contracted COVID-19.
Our burdens are all different, but God did not intend for us to carry them alone. He intended for us to lean on each other.
As we weather the COVID-19 storm, lean on each other. Take a moment to today to thank them for helping you get through this quarantine season.
I am thankful for my family and friends, but I am also thankful for my virtual spin instructors who have helped keep me sane with grueling workouts.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for showing us that we were not meant to walk this road alone. Thank you for placing people in my life to help me weather storms, and to help shoulder the load. Help me to come alongside others and give them encouragement on this road of life. Amen!
- Our New Reality – ABC News Special with Diane Sawyer