Hoopeston (Ill.) Herald

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee." Who is doing this? The world is crowded with weary ones, whose burdens seem more than they can bear. These are not ignorant of God's goodness and love, yet they have convinced themselves that they have to bear these burdens, and that in some way they are doing God service by patiently bending to their weight. Jesus said, "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." Who is getting rid of his burdens in this way? I suppose many who are believing that they are Christians are still groaning under some heavy burden, quite forgetting the help that is held out to them in Scripture. What we need is to make practical these promises, and to gain an understanding of how to avail ourselves of them.

Christian Science has revealed the way in which all who will, may lay aside the weight which has caused them so much pain and sorrow, and thus may be like the man represented in Science and Health, p. 442, "Then the prisoner rose up regenerated, strong, free. . . . All sallowness and debility had disappeared. His form was erect and commanding, his countenance beaming with health and happiness. Divine Love had cast out fear. Mortal Man, no longer sick and in prison, walked forth, his 'feet beautiful upon the mountains,' as of one who bringeth glad tidings."

Burden-bearing becomes such a habit that it sometimes takes longer to be rid of it than we think. Often we forget that "There is no burden in Christ," we are careless about cleansing consciousness of the old shadows which error casts, because we are so used to this walking in darkness that we do not realize our freedom as we should. Divine Love casts out our fear as soon as we turn toward it and let the light of Truth illumine all the darkened places, and prove to us that there is nothing real there to cast a shadow. "Now are ye light in the Lord."

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