Carry Each Other’s Burdens
Satan wants to keep us isolated. He wants us to feel alone in the trials of life. Sooner or later, each of us will need “God with skin on Him”. Sooner or later, each of us will need the reassurance of our brothers and sisters in Christ who can be the physical touch, concern, and support of God. That’s why Paul said in Galatians 6:2: “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
In 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary led the first team to go all the way to the peak of Mount Everest. He had a guide with him, a Sherpa guide, whose name was Tenzig Norgay. It’s a good thing Norgay was with Sir Edmund Hillary because as they began their descent, Edmund Hillary’s foot slipped and he lost his balance. He would have fallen off the mountain completely, but Norgay had taken his pick and jammed it into the ice, and because of the rope holding them together, he was able to keep hold of Hillary until he was able to make his way over and grab hold of the mountain again. Otherwise, he would have fallen over a thousand feet. When they got down to the bottom, everybody was ready to make Tenzig Norgay a hero, and he responded to the press, “No, no, no, I’m not a hero.” He said, “Mountain climbers are tied to one another to help each other. That’s just who we are.”
Question: Who’s holding onto you these days? Maybe the better question is: Who are you holding onto?
Because Jesus is human, he understands you.
Because he is divine, he can help you.