Midweek Morsel: Hitchin’ a Ride

Sometimes we need to be carried. Just ask the little bird who’s hitchin’ a ride on the back of the pronghorn above—a sight we witnessed, by the way, on our trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone last summer.

Maybe the little guy was tired from a long flight through the mountains or possibly he wasn’t feeling well. Maybe that was the best spot in the meadow to catch a refreshing breeze. Whatever the reason, he decided to use someone else’s strength for a bit.

I wonder if any of us need to be carried today, need to use someone else’s strength for a little while. Let’s not be afraid or embarrassed to accept help. Sometimes it’s okay to hitch a ride. Sometimes we need to be carried.

“Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.” Luke 5:18 NIV

*Do you have a burden we can help carry through prayer?

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  1. I LOVE this picture, and yes, what a spiritual truth can be applied to it! Thank you for sharing your photo and your insight. :-)

  2. You’re welcome, Vonda! So glad you enjoyed the picture and post!

  3. I’ve been asking God for extra strength and patience in dealing with homeschooling. I don’t know what’s going on, but this feels like it’s never going to end. I know God will carry us through; tonight, I’m thankful for his strong back!

  4. Elaine, I’m thankful for God’s strong back, too. Praying for you now!

  5. Found you from Vonda’s Parting Words from the Word. Could I wangle an invitation to visit again? I think this is a venue I will enjoy and appreciate.

    Thank you for sharing this picture and the accompanying thoughts.

  6. Judith, welcome to my blog! And yes, please come again anytime! So glad you enjoyed your visit. I’ll look forward to seeing you here again!

  7. Beautiful Cheryl! Love the photo with the great insight you shared. I needed to hear this today. Sometimes we have a tendency to think we have to do things by ourselves and we all have areas where we’re weak or tired and need a little support. Thanks for writing this and sharing.

  8. Thanks so much, Sharon. I’m so glad it came at the right time for you!

  9. Cheryl,

    Thanks for sharing what God is whispering gently to your ear these days too.

    Jennifer Dougan

  10. You’re welcome, Jennifer!

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