1 Peter 5:7 "Casting all your care on him; for he careth for you." These 11 words play such a vital role in my life. Isn't it so easy to fall into the trap where we begin to crush under the heavy weight that life sometimes brings to us? All mankind has this thing in common: we will all go through suffering. If you have breath, you will have suffering. Some people will see worse suffering than others. I think of great Godly people that are physically suffering through cancer or other debilating diseases. Others have lost loved ones that died way before "their time". The truth is we all suffer. Isn't it great to know that if you are a child of God, you never, ever have to go through it alone! The Lord Jesus Christ wants us to cast our cares upon Him. He knows that we can not handle the burden alone. Shouldn't we all heed what He is saying to us? After all, he created us and He knows us more than we know ourselves. Please, be encouraged in this: God loves you and wants to shoulder your burdens!
The Jones family had a great Lord's Day at the Tri Town Baptist Church in East Millinocket, Maine yesterday. I had great liberty to preach the Word of God! We had great fellowship with the Stanleys and the Johnstons over lunch. After the evening service we drove home through the pouring and blowing rain, but the Lord granted safe passage. What a blessing. I can't wait to see what this week will bring!