UPHILL BATTLES

April 21, 2011Read Galations 6 Carry each other's burdens...Galations 6:2

Uphill battles. If anyone understood the phrase, Simon did. Simone of Cyrene was of course the man who helped Jesus carry the cross up the hill toward Calvary. In one moment, a bystander. The next, a cross bearer. He did literally, what you and I are called to do figuratively. Little did he know the example he was setting. I wonder if he knew his sin would soon be nailed to the tree he carried.

Uphill battles. If anyone understood the phrase, Jesus did. Yet Jesus knew that what He faced, He had to face alone. Nobody on earth, above or below, could take His place as He took ours. But the thought of you and me facing our days without hope was enough to kill Him. Both the weight of the cross and our helplessness were more than He could bear.

Simon, Jesus. Two men, one cross and an uphill battle.

-JP

 

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2. For every 100 calories of protein, the body will burn X amount of calories in digestion alone: a. 5 b. 12 c. 20 d. 30

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