Burdens Distributed

by DanWolgemuth on May 15, 2009

After helping our son, Erik, and his wife, Kendal, move into their home last week, I am convinced that armoire is a French word meaning: piece of furniture so large that no single human being could ever move it. Attractive, functional, but huge.

Erik and Kendal had found this used piece of furniture through CraigsList, and had done a masterful job of refinishing it. They were thrilled with the spot it would occupy in their home, but we all dreaded the prospect of moving it.

So last Saturday, after several hours of avoiding the inevitable… it was time. Frankly, and to my surprise, the task proved to be quite manageable with three of us committed and involved.

Several days later, while walking through a hallway in our office I ran into Linda and Kathy. They’re two people who pray. For me. For us. For the mission.

They asked crisp questions about the status of my week, and then assured me that they were praying. The interaction was just a few minutes, but the impact was powerful. A load shared. Burdens distributed. I had help in lifting my personal armoire.

Prayer does that. The suffocated effect of carrying a load alone isn’t practical or biblical.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. ~ James 5:16

Pray and be prayed for. Never alone. Under the beautiful banner of God’s love we revel.

No armoire too large.

Whatever, wherever, whoever… when we pray, we grab a corner, we lift a load, we share what was never intended to be carried alone.

I know… I need… I am inspired… by praying friends.

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