Burden carrier


Have you ever had an experience where something that you heard recently, totally explains something that you’ve known for a long, long, long time in such a clear way? I know that sounds weird, but stay with me for a minute.

I’ve been taught from young that praying for others is a good thing. I’ve learnt and believed that we pray for others because we love them (or a called to love them). Prayer is an expression of love.

Anyway, today I was sitting and chatting with my uncle and he was sharing a story with me where his pastor suggested that he and another friend who were going through similar situations pray for each other. This is how he explained it to me:

“Because my friend and I prayed for each other, we didn’t have to carry our own burdens but we carried each other’s instead.”

Seriously. A light bulb went on so bright because a truth that I’ve known practically all my life made soooooo much more sense with that simple statement.

I pray for others, because I want to help them to carry their burden, I want to make their load light and I’m doing that out of love.

Sorry if I got way too excited about this, but at that moment…I yelled “that’s soooo good!” because it was. I feel like an idiot for not thinking of that sooner.

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