How heavy is a glass of water? 8 ounces? 12? 16?. You see a glass of water can be heavier than all of that. If I hold a glass of water it doesn’t really matter how heavy it is because the glass does not change the weight. The absolute weight depends on how long I hold the glass. 

If I hold it for a minute, nothing will happen. If I hold it for an hour then my arm will begin to ache. If I hold it all day long, then  my arm will become numb and paralyzed and feel like I can’t move it.

You see the weight of the glass hasn’t changed but the longer I hold onto it, the heavier it becomes. 

The stresses and the worries of life are like a glass of water. If you think about them for a minute or a little while they’ll go away it won’t be a problem, but if you dwell on it a little longer, it begins to hurt. If you think about all day long, they’ll paralyze you wear you down and you’ll feel like you can’t move sometimes. Agape Ministries, Inc. is asking for your help with our glasses of water so we can bear one anothers burdens and make them lighter and easier to handle.

That’s why Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-30:  “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  Too often we try to take on more than we can handle emotionally, spiritually and physically. However, we are just completely incapable as finite individuals. But Jesus came to earth and he changed all that by taking on all of our cares, all of our worries and most importantly all of our sin that weighs us down on the cross.  He became sin who knew no sin so that we might become the righteousness of God in him. All we have to do is receive his love and his grace and repent of our sin. Then and only then we can cast it all back on him and he will carry it all the way to heaven for us.


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Irasburg, VT 05845

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