During the Civil War a small Mississippi steamer was crowded with Union troops. In its laborious attempt to push its way up the river it got fastened on a sandbar, and there it bogged down. The crew had become worried in seeking to free it. The soldiers were impatient, almost mutinous, at the delay and the heat.
While this unhappy condition was at its worst, one of the larger, magnificent steamers came sweeping down the river, its great prow cutting the stream into waves which rolled to either side of it. It swept on past the stranded steamer without stopping to help. But one of the great waves it sent out came billowing toward the vessel and lifted it off the bar. The little steamer started churning, and singing on its way.
So the fullness of spiritual nourishment can put into our lives a spiritual swell which, as we sweep down through the years, will get under the sorrow, the burden, and the disabilities of others, and help them to go on.
I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble. Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life (Prov. 4:11-13).
Stir Your Soul And Lift Someone’s Burden Today.
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From: Glenn, Mercedes & Lauren Hitchcock