“I’m Burdened Today”

I was just thinking this evening of a story I read some time ago about a Christian gentleman in England named R. C. Chapman.  A friend met him and asked him how he was feeling.  He replied, “I’m burdened this morning.”

But he had a smile on his face and seemed happy, even exuberant.  The friend questioned him, “Are you really burdened, Mr. Chapman?”

“Yes,” he replied, “but it’s a wonderful burden.”  And then he quoted a verse of Scripture, Psalm 68:19, which says:  “Blessed be the Lord who daily loads us with benefits” (NKJV).

What a blessed burden to bear today! I hope you’re sharing the load.