I wish I could carry it alone…

There are times in our Christian life, we need to carry our cross and follow our LORD. We need to undergo certain sufferings and troubles for the sake of our LORD Jesus Christ. And such times, what makes carrying the cross so unbearable is… watching our loved ones suffer along with us.

I wish I could carry the cross alone. I wish my wife or my family or my parents don’t have to see my suffering… I wish they are not a part of it. I wish they don’t have to suffer along with me. This is the cry of many Christians who have to carry their cross.

But there are times, my dear friend, God works in mysterious ways and it is necessary that others will also suffer along with us. Why it has to be so? I don’t know. But I see something in the Bible.

Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was to suffer for our sins. It was His purpose. But, when He had to carry the cross, the Bible informs us that along with Jesus Christ, Simon from the town of Cyrene was compelled to bear His cross (Matthew 27:32). Why should Simon carry the cross? What is his part in our salvation? Nothing what so ever.

But, Mark gives another little detail about Simon – that he was the father of Alexander and Rufus (Mark 15:23). Many people seem to think that these two were well known among the first disciples and they were also mentioned elsewhere in the Bible. Alexander in Acts 19:33 and Rufus in Romans 16:13. If that is true, a little suffering by their father had made their names immortalized in the Book of Books.

Take heart, dear friend. In this suffering that you bear, when your family or a loved one also takes part, even a little part, they will also be glorified along with you. So, look ahead at the crown that is waiting for you along with your loved ones and press on. For the day is near.

May the LORD our God bless you in your way forward. In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.

Psalm 18:1-2“[Psalm 18] For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love You, LORD, my Strength. The LORD is my Rock, my Fortress and my Deliverer; my God is my Rock, in Whom I take refuge, my Shield and the Horn of my salvation, my Stronghold.”Brought to you by BibleGateway.com. Copyright (C) . All Rights Reserved.

Posted on February 4, 2015, in Christian Life, Daily Manna, Strong Tower and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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