Good morning dear friends. Glad you made the trip with me. Remember the time when you were asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” None of my family to my knowledge ever thought I would be come a pastor/shepherd. I never gave that a single thought either. What happen? Only God knows!
I remember asking my youngest son what he wanted to be when he grew up. To my surprise he quickly replied, “I am going to be a garbage man, so I can ride on the back of those trucks.” Any dad’s dream for their child right? It is a dirty job but someone has to do it.
Most of my day yesterday was dealing with trash. I bag up the garbage from my surroundings and the trash bags were so heavy that it strained my back to even attempt to carry them. I guess I put too much trash in each bag. But I got it done at least for now. Monday is trash day around our house. I attempted to get the trash to the curb before the trash truck came by but that didn’t work. Now when people pass in from of the house they will see the trash waiting for the next pick up day.
My wife refuses to let me take the trash to the landfill. She says I always bring more back than I take. You do know, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” don’t you? Who wants to spend their time at the garbage heap?
But have you ever thought about it? That is exactly where the LORD Jesus was crucified. It was a place of all sorts of garbage; death stench filled the air. And here was our LORD hanging on the Cross in the middle of the garbage - our garbage - not His. Remember the garbage bags that were stuffed so heavy I could hardly carry them? Well, the garbage that weighs us down in life is what we need to bring Christ Jesus. He will take all the garbage we treasure in our bags and relieve us of all of it. That is the reason He went to Calvary, to carry our baggage. I gave my sin baggage to Jesus years ago and it is true when He says, “Come unto Me and learn of Me. My yoke is easy and My burdens are light. I will give you rest from your heavy load of daily garbage you are trying to tote.”
Thank You LORD Jesus for lifting my burdens at Calvary. Be blessed.