Too Heavy

ImageWhen Jase was three or four or so he and I made a trip to the local grocery store to buy just a few items.  As we walked in I grabbed one of those small hand held baskets.  Jase looked up at me and with a big grin and in all seriousness said, “I wanna carry it.”  Of course, being the good daddy I am, I let him.  As we walked he carried the basket with no problem.  Then I started putting things in the basket.  First a can.  No problem.  Another can.  Ok, he can handle it.  As I kept adding things to the basket it kept getting lower.  As it got lower Jase got slower.  Each time I’d add something I’d ask, “Do you want me to carry it?” 

“No,” he would say, “I got it.”

This went on until finally the basket was more or less on the floor.  Jase looked up at me and with a look of defeat said, “Daddy, will you carry it?  I can’t do it.”

“Of course I will” I replied with a smile, “I was just waiting for you to let me.”

As I said those words God spoke to me.  There were so many things I had added to my “basket” that it was getting too heavy for me to carry.  I could hear Him say, “Do you want me to carry it?”

And there, in the middle of the grocery store I looked up at my Father and said “Yes.”

Matthew 11:28-30

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About jthomasrodgers

Child of God. Husband. Father. Dreamer.
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