James grew up as Jesus’ kid brother and went from incredulous skeptic to die hard believer. He became one of the most influential pastors of his day, proclaiming Jesus right up until the day of his violent death. This oft-quoted book of the New Testament has a great deal to say to today’s believers about stepping up, stepping out, and living with the courage that can only come from knowing Jesus.
There’s only so much you can put in a load before it becomes too heavy to carry. Life is like that. We can choose to carry our burdens and the burdens of others, but Jesus reminds us that if we take them to him, he’ll carry it for us.