My Rickety Cart

“What? Really, you’re going to help me pull all of this stuff? Even though it’s all mine…you’re willing to help pull it all this way?” She was far beyond exasperated already, so the idea of finally getting help was just too exciting to not jump and down with the happiness in her heart.

“Oh wait, now that I have help I can go grab those other things and put them in my cart now too. They were too heavy to carry so I left them sitting, rotting back there on the trail. Hang on I’ll be right back!” She ran off, came back in seconds with armloads of “stuff.” She walked up to the clankety, rickety cart she’d known all of her life and put in the “stuff.” She wiped off the dust on her pant legs, pulled her hair back in a smooth ponytail, put on her leather gloves and walked toward the front of the cart.

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There he stood, tall and erect with a yoke, like an ox would wear, around his neck. He said to her, “Are you ready?” She bent down enough to get up underneath her side, stepped in, stood up with her yoke around her neck. “Ok Jesus I’m ready to rock-n-roll, lets get to pulling this cart of mine together! Finally I can get somewhere, maybe even get down the road a bit and find a new home for some of this “stuff” I’ve been dragging around.

28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30KJV

I’ve always thought of this verse like Jesus and me pulling my cart of life together. So many times I look back and think how heavy and hard it was to do alone before the Lord. I think of what a miserable job I did of it; aimlessly chugging along.

He wants to pull our carts with us. He longs to help us. So many times we want to do things on our own because we think we know what’s best, so we keep Jesus on the side of the road watching us tugging and yanking our carts. Sometimes we might let him off the job because we dare not take Jesus down the path we’re going.

But when we’re willing to let Him help us, life is so much better! Hope this blesses you. What’s in your cart? What your cart look like? Where were you headed when you let him take up a side and help you?

12 Replies to “My Rickety Cart”

  1. Oh, I LOVE this! What a picture, both mentally and the one you added. I had accrued a LOT of junk before Jesus yoked me in. He helped me lug it along, but, with His wisdom, pointed out many things that needed to go in the trash bin. My load is different now: not necessarily lighter, but there is much joy in the journey as we walk together.

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