Shouldering the Burden

By Linda Tancs

In New York City’s Rockefeller Center, there’s a statue of Atlas, the ancient Greek Titan, holding the world on his shoulders. You might say he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. That sculpture reminds me of Jesus, who truly does hold the whole world in His hands. Isaiah foretold that a Son will be given to us, and the government (the world order) will rest on His shoulders (Isaiah 9:6). Until then, we’re all shouldering burdens of one kind or another but we won’t fall under the weight because the strength He imparts is great (Philippians 4:13).

***************

As part of FOOT FORWARD MINISTRIES (a teaching and speaking ministry), Go Forward in Faith represents faith-based meditations for personal and professional growth. Follow us on Twitter @moveonfaith.