He Needed Help Also

He needed help too

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So often we try to bear our burdens alone.

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Perhaps believing the only true sign of growth and independence is the ability to shoulder all the cares of this world without any assistance.

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But Christ showed a different example.

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In His darkest hour …

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He asked his friends to “watch with Him” – Matthew 26:38,40

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He prayed to the Father.

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He pleaded for help.

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And he gratefully accepted that help when it arrived.

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The angel sent from heaven could not bear Christ’s burden for Him.

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He (or she) could not carry out the atonement on Christ’s behalf.

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The angel could not “remove the cup” from Him … as he had plead.

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But he could strengthen Him.

…reassure Him.

… comfort Him.

… love Him.

… hold Him.

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We cannot and should not bear our burdens alone.

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Our Heavenly Father has created this earth life such that we must depend on each other and on Him.

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Giving to and asking for help from each other binds our hearts together as God’s children.

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We may not be able to remove each other’s burdens.

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But we can pray for each other.

… love each other

… reassure each other

… comfort each other

… pray for each other

… strengthen each other.

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What burden do you need help carrying today?

Comment with a request for prayer or simply an emoji if you’d like someone to pray for you today.

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We can’t do this mortal experience alone …

But we can do it together! …

and we can do it with HIM and #BecauseofHim!

“And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,

“Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

“And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

“And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly:”

– Luke 22:41-44

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Image credit – “An Angel Strengthened Him” by Del Parson

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