“Every time we take up our cross — we take weight off someone else.” -Ann Voskamp
How often do I view the “taking up of my cross” as a burden to myself? And yet really, it’s not a burden but a blessing.
Jesus said, “It’s better to give than to receive.”
Anyone who’s ever been a part of a Christmas celebration can attest to the truth of his statement.
And so taking up my cross so that I can bare the weight of someone else’s? It’s not a burden. It’s a gift given to another.
Which is ultimately a gift given to me.
And all of it is a gift given to HIM.
So hard to remember when we allow the daily grind to blur our vision.
I want to take up my cross, so someone else won’t have to.
Q for you: Have you been challenged to take up your cross lately? Did it feel like a burden or a gift?
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