Thankful Thursday….and I have to let everyone know that I (finally) received a call from my doctor and the scan was CLEAN! Such an answer to prayer and I truly want to thank everyone for your prayers, kind thoughts and inquiries…which actually leads me to my Thankful Thursday thought today – burden bearers.
I opened my email box yesterday and there was a quick note from a friend asking about my scan and reminding me that she is praying for me! Such a simple thing – but sent to me exactly when I needed it and a blessing that she, no doubt, wouldn’t even realize. And there have been many that have lifted me up in prayer…through my cancer, through Tyler’s illness and in those dark (dark) days after his death…and through numerous other days – even the “routine”! These sweet friends supporting me are my burden bearers.
I read a devotion once that used that term – taken from the four friends who carried their invalid friend on a mat to meet Jesus – and I love it. God has placed many such burden bearers in my life and I am so grateful for each one of them. What a wonderful blessing!
We are all called to be burden bearers….Galatians 6:2 “bear ye one another’s burdens…” Doing so may actually require sacrifice on our part – whether our time, our resources or more – but often it is as simple as an email, a phone call or even hug. Heeding this scripture not only allows us to be used as a blessing but, no doubt, we are richly blessed in return. Thank you, Lord, for all my sweet “burden bearers.”