Day Twenty-Six: Bearing Burdens
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” –Galatians 6:2
One of the chief ways that we can imitate Christ is by being a burden bearer. Jesus has taken our sins upon himself, has drank the full cup of God’s wrath which belonged to us, and even himself became accursed so that we would not have to be. When we sacrifice ourselves to lift burdens from another we are doing so from a heart that Christ has redeemed. You know that your partner is bearing burdens today. What can you do to lift them? In the same way, perhaps your marriage is uniquely positioned to help life the burdens of other believers. Do it.
Father, we thank you that Christ has bore in his body our greatest burden. He has fulfilled the Law on our behalf. We walk in freedom today because of His work. Help us Lord to model our burden-bearing Savior in the way that we seek not to unload our own burdens but to even bear the burdens of others—even if it means sacrifice and pain on our part. Give us the hearts of servants. Amen.