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Burden Barrier

My mom read today’s excerpt from our “Jesus Calling” book. It said in part, “Refresh yourself in the Peace of My Presence. This Peace can be your portion at all times and in all circumstances. Learn to hide in the secret of My Presence…” It talked about not being weighed down with problems and I thought I heard mom say that Jesus is our burden-barrier. I loved this image. I pictured Jesus standing in front of me, facing away from me with his arm and hand extended as if to say “halt”. He is the barrier between me and my burdens. But, when we talked about it later, it actually said that Jesus is our burden-bearer. Same kind of protection, but different image. This time I thought of Jesus walking beside me with a backpack full of my burdens that He is carrying for me. Either way, I pray for the grace to remember that Jesus is with me and that I do not carry my troubles alone.

I Found God today in viewing Him as my burden barrier.

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