Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Daily Strength - ‘Helping’ God take out the trash

When granddaughter, Hannah, was two years old, she loved to help "Papaw" take out the trash. She would grab one of the ties on the bag and I would lift the other. She was so proud that she was "helping." Of course, she only carried about 1 percent of the total load—more often adding to the weight as she leaned into the trash bag.

I'm sure that God is equally bemused when we proudly perform some righteous acts: writing a book, preaching a message, singing in the choir, helping the poor, etc. He's carrying 99 percent of the load—more often carrying the whole load as we lean on Him.

You can learn a lot of good theology from a two-year old!

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