Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. KJV
Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it]. AMP
Years ago a commercial for Life Alert burst onto the tv screens across America. During this commercial a phrase gained instant fame and popularity: “Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” I cannot tell you how many times I’ve either heard or said this phrase repeated as a joke.
I remember a time when I fell on some ice (some of you may remember too!). I broke my leg during the fall. The famous phrase became more than a joke to me that day. I needed assistance to get up from the icy floor where I lay in pain. I had two friends with me who helped me get up from where I had fallen and get to a place where I could recover.
I have heard this same phrase repeated – not word for word – by individuals who were in a battle within their hearts. They were stressed out, overwhelmed, depressed, searching for answers. And they were crying for help!
You have friends who are struggling. You may be struggling. There are burdens or things that are weighing on your mind. You have questions that you can’t seem to find the answers to. You are not alone. Knowing this I want to appeal to you to be willing to help one another in this burden bearing.
When a person is lifting free weights he will usually ask someone to be a spotter if the weight he is trying to lift has the potential to get too heavy. A spotter will help lighten the load at the time of need. Be a spotter for someone today! It is part of fulfilling Christ’s Law: to love the Lord with all we have and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Listen for the cry for help, and selflessly share the burden of someone else today.