Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Puffs of feathery snow, gently, silently floated down from heaven to earth. Coming from a tropical climate, I was mesmerized. It was thrilling to watch the awesome, magnificent sight. I smiled in my heart, and thought, “How intricate and beautiful God made the world…..for us.”
Just outside the window was a large evergreen bough. It was interesting, that as the snow continued to fall and mound up on the branch, it never caused the branch to dip or bend. The evergreen was wearing it’s new “burden” lightly, as though it were not of 'the world’.
There’s a place in the Bible where Jesus talks about this; He says to take His yoke on you, which is light, and easy…..not the heaviness of the world. (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)
We don’t have to carry around heavy things, carrying 'the world' on our shoulders. We weren’t meant to have stooped, sagging shoulders from bearing heavy cares and worries.
In 1st Peter 5, it says, “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”. (AMP)
We can wear the world as a garment of light, not as a cloak that suffocates and chokes. How wonderful that Jesus did / does that for us.
That is very good news.
©Sally I. Kennedy
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