Offloading Your Burdens

The story is told about a man walking along the road carrying a heavy bag on his back. Along came a farmer in his wagon who stopped and offered the man a ride. He gratefully accepted and climbed on the wagon. As they continued the journey, the farmer urged the man to put his bag down. “Oh no, sir,” said the man. “You have been kind enough to give me a ride, I cannot expect you to carry my burdens as well.”

Sadly this is a picture of many Christians today and the church today. They have been saved and delivered from their past sins and problems. They have a new freedom in Christ. They are on their way to Heaven. Yet they cling to the past and continue to carry their old burdens…

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