A few weeks ago, in the early hours of the morning my husband woke me up from a lovely, sound sleep to tell me the powers out. I lay there a bit groggy, and wondered why it was important for me to know this at 5 A.M. in the morning—I surly would have slept through the whole thing! Then he added, “I hope the sump pump is okay and the basement doesn’t flood.” He promptly rolled over and went to sleep.
I got up, checked the sump pump and used my phone to get the restoration info from Consumers Energy. (Estimated time was 7:45 A.M.)
Did I mention…GRRRRRRRRR?
I went back to bed my mind racing. I asked myself, why did he need to wake me up to tell me the powers out? And as fast as I thought this—a scripture I memorized as a child came to mind.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 (NKJV)
I smiled. After 40 years of marriage it actually felt good to be my best friend’s "burden bearer" and he's my "burden bearer" too. This special privilege is not only for husbands and wives, but also parents and children, siblings, friends and sometimes strangers.
This week I hope you get a chance to be a "burden bearer" to someone in need because when you do—you are fulfilling the law of Christ.