Today I was reminded of Jesus and how difficult it was to carry his cross. Joe and Amber and Dalton were lugging the 16 foot long 4x4’s down the mountain to the house site. They are very heavy and awkward. The pathway was uneven. It isn’t particularly the thing you want to do but it has to be done. It’s not like every single time the leader of the house says “we need to go get those pieces of wood” that everyone drops their hammers and nails and runs to do the job. Many ignore the request. Some think, “I can’t do that, it is to hard.” Jesus had so much more to bear. He had so much longer to travel with his burden. He knew it was going to be hard and even asked beforehand if he could ignore the request.
Joe and Dalton and Amber and Korah and Melissa carried the wood down because it needed to be done and because they have a love for people they don’t even know. Jesus took his cross for us for the same reasons.
Watching young people “be Jesus” is a wonderful opportunity and great blessing. It doesn’t get any better than this.
It was a good day.