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The Cross
26 Sep 2001

     A young man was at the end of his rope.  Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.
     "Lord, I can't go on,"  he said.  "I have too heavy a cross to bear."
     The Lord replied,  "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room.  Then, open that other door and pick out any cross you wish."
     The man was filled with relief and said,  "Thank you Lord,"  and did as he was told.
     Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some so large the tops were not visible.  Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.  "I'd like that one, Lord,"  he whispered.
     And the Lord replied,  "My son, that is the cross you just brought in."

     When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around and see what other people are coping with.  You may consider yourself far more fortunate than you imagined.
     YOUR CROSS, whatever your cross, whatever your pain.  There will always be sunshine after the rain.  Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall, but God is there to help you through it all.
     Funny how you can send a thousand "jokes" through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.  Funny, isn't it, when you go to forward this message how many on your list are not receiving it because you're not sure what they believe.  Funny......Sad, and thought-provoking.

     May God give you the strength and courage to share this page with everyone in your world.  God Bless

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