‘Bear one another?s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Yeshua’ Galatians 6:2 (NKJV)
These are very challenging words, especially in the busyness of life, yet they encourage you to bring light into the dark places of other people’s lives, particularly those who you see every day. Your response to this command can be worked out in different ways. You could offer practical or financial help, but some are more able to do that than others. Everyone, however, can be involved in bearing one another’s burdens through prayer. No one demonstrated the power of this kind of encouragement better than Paul, who wrote this letter to the believers at Galatia. Paul had started his first letter to the Corinthians by telling them how he thanked Yehovah for them, and goes on to finish his second letter to them by praying that they would be ‘made complete’ in Yeshua. There are many times when Paul prays for those he writes to: 1) To the Galatians he prays a blessing over them. 2) To the Philippians he declares that he has them in his heart. 3) To the Colossians he says that he is always praying for them. What an encouragement it must have been for those believers, in far off places, to hear that Paul was praying for them! In their many difficulties, persecution and suffering – and also in their joys – they knew that they were not alone! If you are praying for someone, tell them! If you need prayer, ask someone! Remember Yeshua ‘ words to the believers, ‘By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another’ (John 13:35). Whose burden can you share today?