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from where i’m sitting—Corner View

another_bridgeIt’s another bridge.

Just when I got routinely brave crossing one scary bridge, this one rises up. A new daily commute. And new challenges on the other side.

From where I sit, I see another burden.

But then I hear this song on the radio, Traveling Light (Sara Groves and Joel Hanson), one of my favorites...

I was doubling over the load on my shoulders
Was a weight I carried with me everyday
Crossing miles of frustrations and rivers raging
Picking up stones I found along the way

I staggered and I stumbled down pathways of trouble
I was hauling those souvenirs of misery
And with each step taken my back was breaking
'Til I found the One who took it all from me

Down by the riverside
I laid my burdens down
Now I'm traveling light
My spirit lifted high
I found my freedom now
And I'm traveling light

...and it reminds me: I don’t have to sit and stare at my burdens.

I can lay them down.

So before I cross the bridge, I sit by the river.
And I hand over my burdens—to One who handles them best.


From where I sit, it’s still pretty scary. hospital_wall

But my spirit is lighter because every time I sit with Him, He unpacks my load.

     28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Matthew 11

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More views from where i’m sitting at Jane’s place.

1 comment:

jane said...

lisa- sending you a big hug.


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