Isaac Page — The story is told of a poor man…

The story is told of a poor man who plodded along toward home in an Irish town carrying a huge bag of potatoes.  A horse and wagon carrying a stranger came along, and the stranger stopped the wagon and invited the man on foot to climb inside.  This the poor man did, but when he sat down in the wagon he held the bag of potatoes in his arms.  And when it was suggested that he should set it down, he said very warmly:  “Sure, I don’t like to trouble you too much.  You’re giving me a ride.  I’ll carry the potatoes!”  Sometimes we think we are doing the Lord a favor when we carry the burden.  But the work is His, and the burden is His, and He asks us only to be faithful.
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