by Nan Jones

Hot sand swirled about his face stinging like a thousand tiny needles. The journey had been long and arduous. Miles of desert beige rolled in the distance, dune after dune rippled like tiny waves in the blistering wind.

The camel with its slow, steady gait followed his trusted master leading him across the barren land. On his back, atop blue and burgundy striped blankets, parcels were strapped securely between the undulating humps. Piled on high, the bundles weighed the burden-bearer down.

But on he trod, following in the footsteps of his Master.

As the nodding sun set the sky ablaze and cool of night crept in, the Master and his faithful companion reached their destination. The Master turned and stroked the camel. He gave the command and the burden-bearer knelt on knees calloused by faithful service. The camel then tilted to the left and rolled the bundles of burden onto the desert sand.

There is a fascinating Hebrew word for this: galal (gah-lahl), which means to roll, roll away or remove. Galal is also the Hebrew word for commit.

“Commit your way to the Lord, 
trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” ~ Psalm 37:5

Isn’t that a beautiful image? Commit – roll over or remove – the burdens we carry for our futures and place them into the capable hands of our Father. 

How did the camel get into position to remove his burdens? Yes! He knelt. He lowered himself into a position of submission and humility before his Master.

Sweet friend, are you worried about tomorrow? I encourage you to kneel and roll your burden over to the Lord. Imagine its weight leaving your shoulders.

Are you worried about your child? Kneel and roll the burden over.

Is your loved one sick? Bills piling up? Kneel before the Lord. Commit – roll over the burden – fully trusting Him to hear your cry and respond.

As the camel knelt in response to His master’s command, their eyes met. A knowing exchanged between them. When the camel tilted to the side, the Master was there ready to take the bundles of burden one by one.

Commit your way to the Lord and know that He will remove the burdens and bring your hopes and dreams to pass.

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If you received Morning Glory via email, please visit the Morning Glory  page. I’m featuring Hillsong singing, “With All I Am”. If you are burdened and heavy-laden today, I know in my knower that this video will lift you up into the Presence of the Lord and help you lay those burdens down. Bless you my sweet friend.