DayBreaks for 07/17/13 – Bluebird Troubles

DayBreaks for 07/17/13 – Bluebird Troubles

overloaded21 Peter 5:7 (NIV)  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Dr. John Anderson described a NEW YORKER cartoon that showed a truck that was approaching a small bridge that was marked with a sign that read: “Load Limit 8 Tons”.  On the truck was a sign that indicated the truck itself weighed 8 tons. When the 8 ton truck was about in the middle of the bridge with the 8 ton limit, a bluebird landed on the top girder of the bridge. At that point the bridge gave way and crashed with the truck into the river below, to the obvious surprise of the bluebird.

The bridge was built as indicated for 8 tons; the truck weighed exactly that. The bridge could hold up under its load limit, but not under 8 tons and one bluebird.

Of course, this story is fictional yet wonderfully ridiculous. Most bridges could stand up under their load limit and several thousand bluebirds extra. But it is also true that all bridges have a breaking point somewhere and that a bluebird could be “the straw that broke the camel’s back” or in this case t point at which the bluebird would be just much too much. But, friends, it really isn’t the bluebird that breaks it down. It is the fact that 8 tons are already present.

We all have bluebird troubles, don’t we? We are all burdened by the facts of our lives which load us to the point of “load limit.” We let little things get the best of us, little bluebirds of nothingness, tiny bluebirds of no importance, but just the thing to bring us down. Every person has a limit and we would do well to watch for the warning signs of one bluebird too many.

There is always a load limit. Maybe you’ve hit yours this week or today.  Maybe you’re getting close to the breaking point.  Stop.  Bow your head and let him have your burdens….CAST them on him!!!  (That means to throw them away from you!)  Let Him deal with them.  He’s better equipped to do it than you are anyway!

PRAYER: Father, You want to bear our burdens, to lift our load!  As children, let us release to the Father those things that truly belong to you so we don’t have to worry and fret or break under the weight…so we can learn as Your little ones to simply trust in You and obey.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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NOTE: Galen is working as a missionary with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) (medicalambassadors.org) and is responsible for raising own support.  DayBreaks is free – and will remain so – but if you wish to help support Galen in his ministry work with MAI, you can make a donation on his behalf.  One-time donations may be made by going to this link: http://www.medicalambassadors.org/donate.html and look down the left side of the page until you find the SUPPORT MISSIONARIES section.  Then look for “Galen Dalrymple”.  Click his name and you’ll be taken to PayPal where you can donate to his support.  If you wish to make a recurring donation, contact suzette@med-amb.org or call her at 209-543-7500 ext. 219.  You can also write a check to Medical Ambassadors International (a 501.c.3 non-profit – meaning your donations are deductible) and put S090 in the Memo field.  Mail the check to Medical Ambassadors International, P.O. Box 1302, Salida, CA 95368. 

Medical Ambassadors International is a 501.c.3 organization that has been serving the needy, sharing the gospel and helping them become self-sufficient for 32 years.  Check them out!  They are also members of ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).

Your support is greatly appreciated!!!!  Thank you!

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DayBreaks for 07/17/13 – Bluebird Troubles

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Dr. John Anderson described a NEW YORKER cartoon that showed a truck that was approaching a small bridge that was marked with a sign that read: “Load Limit 8 Tons”.  On the truck was a sign that indicated the truck itself weighed 8 tons. When the 8 ton truck was about in the middle of the bridge with the 8 ton limit, a bluebird landed on the top girder of the bridge. At that point the bridge gave way and crashed with the truck into the river below, to the obvious surprise of the bluebird.

The bridge was built as indicated for 8 tons; the truck weighed exactly that. The bridge could hold up under its load limit, but not under 8 tons and one bluebird.

Of course, this story is fictional yet wonderfully ridiculous. Most bridges could stand up under their load limit and several thousand bluebirds extra. But it is also true that all bridges have a breaking point somewhere and that a bluebird could be “the straw that broke the camel’s back” or in this case t point at which the bluebird would be just much too much. But, friends, it really isn’t the bluebird that breaks it down. It is the fact that 8 tons are already present.

We all have bluebird troubles, don’t we? We are all burdened by the facts of our lives which load us to the point of “load limit.” We let little things get the best of us, little bluebirds of nothingness, tiny bluebirds of no importance, but just the thing to bring us down. Every person has a limit and we would do well to watch for the warning signs of one bluebird too many. There is always a load limit. 

PRAYER: Father, You want to bear our burdens, to lift our load!  As children, let us release to the Father those things that truly belong to you so we don’t have to worry and fret or break under the weight…so we can learn as Your little ones to simply trust in You and obey.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

To subscribe to DayBreaks, use this link: https://daybreaksdevotions.wordpress.com and click on the Subscribe button at the right of the page.  If you wish to unsubscribe, at the bottom of each email you receive about DayBreaks, you should find an “Unsubscribe” ink at the bottom of the email.

NOTE: Galen is working as a missionary with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) (medicalambassadors.org) and is responsible for raising own support.  DayBreaks is free – and will remain so – but if you wish to help support Galen in his ministry work with MAI, you can make a donation on his behalf.  One-time donations may be made by going to this link: http://www.medicalambassadors.org/donate.html and look down the left side of the page until you find the SUPPORT MISSIONARIES section.  Then look for “Galen Dalrymple”.  Click his name and you’ll be taken to PayPal where you can donate to his support.  If you wish to make a recurring donation, contact suzette@med-amb.org or call her at 209-543-7500 ext. 219.  You can also write a check to Medical Ambassadors International (a 501.c.3 non-profit – meaning your donations are deductible) and put S090 in the Memo field.  Mail the check to Medical Ambassadors International, P.O. Box 1302, Salida, CA 95368. 

Medical Ambassadors International is a 501.c.3 organization that has been serving the needy, sharing the gospel and helping them become self-sufficient for 32 years.  Check them out!  They are also members of ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).

Your support is greatly appreciated!!!!  Thank you!

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