Friday, November 7, 2008

Your Cross

A young man was at the end of his rope;
seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.
"Lord, I can't go on," he said."
I have too heavy a cross to bear."
The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight,
just place your cross inside this room.
Then, open that other door and pick out any cross you wish."
The man was filled with relief and said,
"Thank you Lord," and he did as he was told.
Upon entering the other room, he saw many crosses,
some so large the tops were not visible.
Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.
"I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.
The Lord replied,"My son, that is the cross you just brought in."
When life's problems seem overwhelming,
it helps to look around and see what other people are coping with.
You may consider yourself far more fortunate than you imagined.
~Author Unknown~

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

I was actually just thinking that today as I finished The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. She survived concentration camps and still showed love and forgiveness to her persecutors and yet often I find myself feeling justified in my anger. I know compared to some my cross to bear is small and if she can forgive how much more should I have that attitude!