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2 Corinthians 12:14
Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
St. Paul wrote to the young church at Corinth to say that he was coming to visit them a third time. He wanted them to know that he would not be a burden to them financially because he didn’t want what they had; he just wanted them. Just like parents are not supposed to be a burden to their children. Parents save up for their children so that they can always be, “A Blessing And Not A Burden.”
Today is Easter Sunday! Paul had learned from his Lord and Savior Jesus that wherever you are and wherever you go, be a blessing and not a burden. When Jesus arrived in a certain place, he was forever providing for those He was with. Whether it was to make more wine for a wedding, or multiply five loaves and two fish to feed five thousand folks, or to raise a young man back to life in order to comfort his widowed mother, Jesus was always “A Blessing And Not A Burden.” That’s what Easter is for me. The fact that Jesus came to give His life to ransom my soul from eternal death means that I can’t possibly be, as a follower of Jesus, a taker. No! I must be on a mission to be a blessing. I don’t want my children to have to see me as a burden, so with the Lord’s help, I lay a little aside here and there so that after these many years, when I go to heaven, they’ll receive a blessing and not a burden. That’s Easter. This day is all about being, “A Blessing And Not A Burden.”
Thank You for Your death, burial, and resurrection. Because of Your sacrifice, my faith has always been about being a blessing and not a burden. Amen