Reflecting on the Strength of My Savior

‘And just as any parent would run in and carry their child out of a fiery building, Jesus did that for us.’

My four-year-old son had just walked off the school bus when he asked me to pick him up. He looked like he had a long day of preschool. So I did.

We walked, mommy walked. He rested his head on my shoulder and snuggled into my neck. A feeling came over me that time would only allow me to carry him (this way) just a little longer. And to enjoy it.

We were only a short distance from the front of the door when I mentioned to him that he was getting heavy.

And he said, “No I’m not.”

And I said, “Yes you are.”

And he said, “No I’m not.”

And I said, “Yes you are.”

(We all know this conversation could have went on forever.)

As I put the key into the door I asked him, “How would you know how heavy you are sweetie, I’m doing all of the carrying?”

“Yet it was our weakness he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down…” Isaiah 53:4

Photo Credit: Tony Fischer Photography

26 comments

  1. Oh yes, those ‘am not/am too’ arguments can go on forever.

    I like how you followed your story with the scripture. I hadn’t thought about our burdens weighing Him down like carrying a (heavy) child.

  2. A beautiful blog brimming with such inspiring thoughts. It was a pleasure to go through so many of your posts.

  3. I remember the day I had to tell my daughter she was too heavy to carry. She was unhappy. Now, she is 5″10 and I am 5″ almost 2 inches. She can carry me.

  4. that was beautiful. u will always cherish that time when you held your tired child

  5. Thank you so much, Anita. I’m glad. I look forward to reading, and more importantly, making, those delicious recipes you have posted.

  6. Amen, indeed. Thanks for reading. It’s a pleasure and a blessing to read from your posts as well. God bless you.

  7. Hi Cathy! I told my little man, when mommy is an old lady and I come a callin’ you better take me wherever I need to go. I believe all this carrying will be remembered, at least I hope it will :)

  8. Thank you, Terry. Our actions towards our loved ones is never forgotten. Gratitude is shown in so many ways.

  9. Thank you young lady!

  10. Love it, love it, love it! Just reading this as I am away from the UK at the moment with horrible internet connection! This touched me. No matter how ‘heavy’ we get, God still carries us.

  11. Fantastic illustration of such an important spiritual truth… what a blessing it is to know that the Lord will carry our burdens for us if we only turn them over to HIm! Thank you for such a wonderful posting.

  12. Yes, those back and forth exchanges can be beautiful and exhausting. Thank you for reading.

  13. Thank you very much.

  14. I think God gave us children and dogs just for the purpose of illuminating his Word.

  15. Hi Joshua. My boys would love to have a dog but we’ll have to wait on that. Thanks for reading.

  16. Hi, fellow mom. A mighty God indeed. Thanks for taking some time out your day to read this, I appreciate it.

  17. Tahlitha,
    I’ve nominated you for the “Adurna Blue’s Follower Award “. Thank you so much for your blog and the encouragement that it brings to all of it’s followers!

    You can see the nomination at: http://settledinheaven.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/sih-blog-awards-received/

    Lord bless you.

  18. Thank you very much, I’m honored. There is so much encouragement in Christ from the community of believers here on WP. For me, it’s truly an expression of how God has glory upon glory worthy of boasting about.

    God bless you, too.

  19. Wonderful story to illustrate what Jesus has done for us! Thank God for loving us so :-)

  20. Yes indeed, Butterfly Jewel, immeasurable. Thanks. I’m enjoying your posts, I look forward to reading more about your adventures around the world. God bless you!

  21. My kids are grown and gone now but I’m a richer man and hopefully a better Christian now because of the lessons I’ve learned as a Dad!

  22. Hi JD, that’s my sincere hope too! Thanks for the encouragement in your post, ‘Today I Choose.’

  23. On awesome story, simple yet so profound with the sharp contrast on Isa: 53-4, very encouraging. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Thank you very much. I look forward to reading more of your poetry.

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