Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary

Scripture: Galatians 6:2 NKJ -  Bear one another’s burdens,  and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Days are filled with sorrow and care
Hearts are lonely and drear.
Burdens are lifted at Calvary,
Jesus is very near.

I am reminded of a story told regarding a man walking, carrying a heavy load. The driver of a truck picked him up to relieve him of such a heavy burden, only to look to the back of the truck, and finding the man sitting, still barring the heavy load over his shoulder. All too often in Christendom many saints walk around carrying burdens needlessly. Here we speak in terms of aiding to bear the weights that others are experiencing.    

Jesus is our ultimate burden bearer. Only Jesus could bear the burden of our sin. He took the weight for our sin at Calvary. He sacrificed His life for my life in Him. Beloved we are saved by His amazing grace. God’s face is not hidden; for He knows about every heartache  and tear drops. Therefore, cast your burdens on Him, and He shall sustain you (Ps 55:22). Those who are the called – learn  by the Lord Jesus’ example – as they provide relief and comfort to someone else’s situation. By so doing, beloved you are showing forth the love of Christ in loving your neighbor as yourself (Matt. 22:37-40). You are being Christ’s hand and feet extended. Not that Christ needs your hand,  but it is the right thing to do as we have opportunity. It is not always easy. It may cost you something. Your sacrifice – God is well pleased (Heb.13:16).

The New Testament reality was lived out in (Acts 4:32-35). The early church was motivated to look out for one another. God’s grace ministered to their hearts to act. The needs of the people were being met in the land. Bear one another’s burden. A little goes a long way under the power of God’s grace.

Prayer: Lord, grant us the grace we need to be the people You have called us to be. Help me to see the needs of others and act. For in doing so I’m fulfilling the LAW of Christ. Give me spiritual eyes to see beyond my own needs, by the power of Your grace working in me. In Your Name, Amen.

(by Novella D. Carpenter)

10 Comments


Marsha - January 12th, 2021 at 5:37am

Amen! Burdens are lifted at Calvary!!

DEBORAH WHYE - January 12th, 2021 at 5:56am

Amen! Thank you Lord for lifting my burdens at Calvary!

A beautiful devotion sister Novella!

Star Brewington - January 12th, 2021 at 6:31am

Amen Sis. Novella! Thank You Jesus for being my BURDEN BEARER!! Hallelujah!

Sentka - January 12th, 2021 at 7:05am

Amen. Praise God for his love for me by bearing my burdens at the cross and constantly bearing them day to day. Help me to be of service to others.

Cheryl - January 12th, 2021 at 9:46am

Amen for the Lord being my burden bearer enabling me lift the burdens of others.

Gwen M - January 12th, 2021 at 11:56am

Thank You Father for lifting my burdens that I may have the strength

to help lift others as you direct. AMEN

Wendy - January 12th, 2021 at 1:42pm

Amen! Thank you Lord You sacrifice your life for me, all my burden are lifted at Calvary Awesome Devotional!!

Kim - January 12th, 2021 at 7:56pm

Thank You Jesus!!!!

Pat T - January 12th, 2021 at 11:22pm

Amen. I'm guilty of giving my burdens to the Lord and then taking them back.

Casey Turner - January 13th, 2021 at 6:38am

Amen!!! Thank You Lord for encouraging us in Your Word. Help us to continue having a heart for ALL of Your people - those easy to love & those not so easy to love ... including us on our best/worst days!

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