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“Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord and He Shall Sustain Thee.”   4 comments

Cast Thy Burden

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

My great-grandfather quoted “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” which Joseph Scriven wrote circa 1855, at least according to Sing to the Lord, the 1993 hymnal of the Church of the Nazarene.  (I have over a hundred physical hymnals and many more digital ones, for I like to sample different hymnodies.  Thus I have a rather broad collection.)  The quote from that hymn brought to my memory a comment which a parishioner (now departed) of Christ Episcopal Church, Dublin, Georgia, told me ten years ago.  Betty explained why she disliked the song:

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Anyone who would do that is not a friend, she said. Betty was correct about that point.  She pointed out a logical hole in the text, for if one has such “friends,” one might be like Job.

Jesus is, of course, the greatest friend anyone could want and have.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MARCH 16, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR A

THE FEAST OF SAINTS ADALBALD OF OSTEVANT, RICTRUDIS OF MARCHIENNES, AND THEIR RELATIONS

THE FEAST OF SAINT ABRAHAM KIDUNAIA, ROMAN CATHOLIC HERMIT, AND SAINT MARY OF EDESSA, ROMAN CATHOLIC ANCHORESS

THE FEAST OF SAINT GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI, COMPOSER

THE FEAST OF MARTIN BOEHM, COFOUNDER OF THE CHURCH OF THE UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST

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1 Peter 5, 7

Ps. 55, 22

Gal. 6, 2

I.

All have cares, burdens, sorrows of [the] heart, afflictions.  He saw so many weak–the lame, the blind, the halt-afflicted [This makes no sense to me, but I have examined my great-grandfather’s handwriting closely, and that is what he seems to have written.], either self or loved ones, many bodily ills, the dead.

Could one look on and his heart not be stirred?

II.

What [to] do with them?  Bring them to Jesus.  No care was hopeless.

Jesus never turned a soul away who came in faith.  “He was moved with compassion”–suffered with them.  “Able to do exceedingly all we ask or think”–Eph. 3, 20-21.  John [the] Baptist’s disciples “buried his body and went and told Jesus.”

“I cannot bear these burdens alone.”  Some try, [but] break under the load and destroy their lives.

III.

Sometimes it is a real relief to tell some sympathetic friend one’s troubles.  Tell it to Jesus; he will help.

“What a friend we have in Jesus.

Carry everything to God in prayer.

He cares for you.  Your cares are his cares.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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1 Peter   1 comment

1 Peter

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/luke-24-26-46/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/christs-victory-and-ours/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/whom-having-not-seen-ye-love/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/whom-having-not-seen-we-love/

Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-care-of-the-soul/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/subjection-of-the-body/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/christ-is-all-to-believers/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/christ-as-lord-in-the-heart/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-christ-of-sovereign-authority/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/make-christ-lord-of-all/

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/1-peter-4-17/

Chapter 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/disposing-of-burdens/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/cast-thy-burden-upon-the-lord-and-he-shall-sustain-thee/

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Posted November 15, 2013 by neatnik2009 in 1-2 Peter, Guide Posts K-Z

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Disposing of Burdens   1 comment

1 Peter 5, 7

Man without a burden a curiosity.  “Man is born unto trouble.”  But for the cross of Christ the heart of the world would break.  An angel would shudder beneath some of them.

1.  Imaginary troubles–homemade.  Don’t worry about these; trust God.

2.  Real troubles.  These are:

(1)  Burdens of guilt.  “Yes, Lord, I am a sinner.”  Seek relief in pleasure; void.

(2)  Burden is remorse, the backslider tempted to give up.  Jesus stands ready to receive.  David found Him gracious.

(3)  Burden of grief.  Sorrow has sapped life of its sweetness.

(4)  Burden of anxiety.  What shall be tomorrow–many things concern us.

3.  What to do then?  Cast them at His feed.  Cast all, for He cares for you.  Tender as a found mother.

4.  He cares for you.  O let’s unload our hearts.  Carry the load no longer.  Unload mother’s heart, young man.

5.  “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”  Will you not come to Him now, just as you are?

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT