Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Burden

"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home."  Luke 15:4


Meet Harley, the little Yorkie who's ready to rock your world! His owner rides around town on a big Harley, and little Harley loves to ride on his shoulders! He can see everything from his high perch. Shoulders are a good place to be, they are strong enough to carry quite a load. When Jesus carried the cross on his shoulders, it had the weight of every person who has ever been born on it. And he was strong enough to do it. The shoulders of God are a mighty and welcoming place, and even the power of a Harley can't touch them! In fact, nothing can touch them.


"He says "I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket. In your distress you called and I rescued you..."   Psalm 81:6

34 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Harley made me laugh.This post is wonderful.Yes,resting on God's strong shoulders is the best place to be. I love how you are able to weave Scripture into the everyday pictures.

Stacey Dawn said...

Harley is adorable...
Amazing to think all Christ did for us. More than amazing... can't find a word "big" enough!!

Bobbi said...

Oh my goodness. That dog is so cute!!
Great scripture, Ginny. No, Gary will not be carving our ear, we found a guy on the internet who will be coming through and will stop to do it. Hopefully the tree will be solid enough that he can do it...
Hope all is well with you and Phil.

Karin said...

Harley is adorable! I'm just fearful if the rider ever has to stop suddenly and poor Harley goes flying! I'm so glad I know that I'm secure in my Shepherd's arms! Love the way you weave these stories!

Velvet Over Steel said...

That is the Cutest dog and get up I've ever seen!!! Little Harley is adorable!! Really made me smile tonight!!

Great post, Ginny!! XOXO

reanaclaire said...

hahaha...so cool and so rock!! cute.. wonder the doggie can see clearly with his UV specs on?

From the Kitchen said...

I'm not letting Oliver see this post lest he start begging us to get a Harley and him a Harley outfit!!

Best,
Bonnie

Kanak said...

These pictures are adorable! But I simply love the way you head towards the Scriptures! God must be with you here!

A lovely reassuring thought on a Wednesday morning. Heading to the kitchen now to make breakfast...

Have a great day, Ginny!

Joanne said...

Oh my gosh! soooo cute!!! my kids are sleeping right now but I can't wait to show them this post tomorrow. The whole picture is cute...I mean theres this tough looking guy riding a motorcycle around with a tiny dog whos looking like a tough guy too! adorable! Blessings, Joanne

Ann said...

Did Phil know what your were photographing, the dog or the owner?

Yesterday, the girls at work LOL when I whistles at some young Red Cross guys.

Mary said...

What a wonderful sight that must be. The pictures are charming. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

SquirrelQueen said...

How cute! Harley is adorable in his goggles, cap and jacket. You should have seen the smile that appeared on my face when your blog opened and I saw your header.

Mildred said...

Such an adorable doggie. A wonderful analogy too, Ginny.

Melanie said...

What a cute and funny picture. That dog is dressed up!
I'm so glad I have the Lord's shoulder to lean on.♥
Great verses.

Sandra said...

I sat and stared at your header and had a good giggle, i mean i laughed HARD. so cute is little Harley. love the photos and of course the verses. praying for you and Phil, hugs and lots of love coming your way

srp said...

This so reminds me of that commercial with the two macho mechanics holding their little dogs and talking about who does the dogs nails. Very cute.

Remington said...

So cute!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Harley is so awesome!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Excellent Gospel message and what a hoot that pup is! Have a great day!

Fred Alton said...

To be quite honest, I'm not much for dogs that have to behave like they are human...but this is an adorable picture! Thank God that he accepts those who people don't like - and looks for us when we are lost.

Chatty Crone said...

That is just about THE CUTEST thing I have ever seen. And he is not afraid - I love it. And his 'person' loves him!

Stephanie V said...

Lucky little Harley. Great post!

Regina said...

lol)) What a absoulutely cute header!! I believe it. I saw a guy on a moped with his (looked like a pitbull) on the back. He was standing on the back with paws on the guys shoulder. It was as much as I could take in..so precious and a sweet verses-

Rose said...

I need to remember this....I tend to want to carry my own loads and it isn't healthy.

DawnTreader said...

Oh this is priceless... You gave me the laugh of the day!

hip-chick said...

What a cute dog! Oh my goodness I want to take him home...sort of. And, I only want the dog and not the guy! Talk about smiling at your header!! I love the way you bring Jesus to every one everywhere you go. It's so natural and not forced at all. I love it.

Lynn said...

I have to agree with Karin, I would be concerned for "Little Harley" riding on Harley's shoulders in the event of a rapid stop. I too, feel much safer resting on the Lord's shoulders. Having stated that, may I say, I love this picture of these two. Adore the goggles on Little Harley. What a wonderful post this is Ginny. Blessings on your day.

Ann said...

That is just the most adorable thing I've ever seen. Harley is one cool looking biker dude :) I bet he gets quite a ride up there. It's amazing that he's not afraid to ride like that

Shanda said...

What a great thought! Not only does He allow us to rest on His shoulders but he gives us a whole new perspective on life :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

How cute!

Darlene said...

Those pictures of that dog cracked me up! Thank God we can find rest in Him.

Neal said...

That is so cute!!

S. Etole said...

This is soooo funny ... what a pair!

Shug said...

Harley is just the cutest...and how about that cute little outfit? Oh Ginny, it is so wonderful to know that we can lean on the everlasting arms of Jesus...He carries us when we do not have the strength to go on...He carries us every single day..
thank you for the scriptures that you share each day..
shug