One of the most beautiful Scriptures I’ve read is Galatians 6:2: “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
This short passage is like a chameleon, able to change into whatever life circumstances or ministry we find ourselves in.
The words “each other” have a personal ring to them.
Someone I love has celiac disease, caused by a severe allergy to gluten. When a woman in her women’s group became aware, she made sure that something gluten-free was on the refreshment table at meetings. This simple act of ministry makes one woman feel included, instead of always having to brown-bag her own treats.
Working alongside other women causes us to discover their weaknesses. Overlooking these or using our strengths to minimize their weaknesses exemplifies Christ, because we’re bearing their burden with His grace.
Coming alongside a new believer who needs to be discipled is more than just an encouraging role; it is bearing the burden of her unformed spiritual beliefs by taking the time to guide her toward God’s Word.
When you wake up in the morning, ask the Lord to show you some way to bear someone else’s burden. You might be surprised how different that looks from day to day.
Sheila Gosney lives in Monroe City, Missouri. She is a freelance writer whose passion is educating and inspiring believers for the daily mission of God’s will.