With lots of effort, Werner drags himself to the living room. With last strength, he was able to call the emergency number. He breathes heavily. He is barely able to gasp air. It seems to him that a heavy load is sitting on his chest. He describes the symptoms on the phone. In a few minutes, the emergency personnel are at his place. They give him oxygen. He can breathe again – gasp for air. To do further tests, he was taken to the hospital and was released a few days later.
This experience made an impression on him. The inability to breathe, not enough air coming through – to feel – a load is holding him down.
“You know,” he tells me, “it became an image for me. How often are we carrying loads with us? We live unforgiving, hold grudges, and are worried.”
Jesus Christ has an offer for all of us: “Come to me all who are weary and I will take the burden off you.” Try it, risk it. Take what burdens you to Jeus. He will take the load.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.says Jesus in Matthew 11:28 from the Bible
Die you try this already?
Scripture of the week: Matthew 11:25-30