Isaiah 46:3-4 the Lord says Listen to me, family of Jacob, everyone that’s left of the family of Israel. I’ve been carrying you on my back from the day you were born, And I’ll keep on carrying you when you’re old. I’ll be there, bearing you when you’re old and gray. I’ve done it and will keep on doing it, carrying you on my back, saving you.”
We have a Father who bears us daily, from the time we were born, until now, and even till our old age. He never lets us fall off His hands, and no devil can pluck us from His hands. (John 10:29). Even with our burdens, He carries us tirelessly.
According to verses 1 and 2 of the above scripture, the gods of the heathens are carried on carts and still fall off on the way. They are “dead weight, burdens who can’t bear burdens” (MSG). It is even foolishness to carry about pieces of wood and worship them when we have a God and Father who carries us Himself. The essence of this scripture is to remind us of where we put our trust.
How lovely it is to carry a newborn who is still tiny and tender. Sometimes we get worried that we might drop them by mistake because of how fragile they are. But then, in the next few months, they start weighing more and we find the need for a baby carrier or stroller, as the case may be. African women are also known for carrying their babies on their backs while walking or working. That child is not worried at all but rests in the arms or back of his carrier.
.Before we get so quick to say that we are not idol worshippers, how about putting our trust in the system of this world that fails? How about putting our trust in ourselves and carrying ourselves? How about trust in princes whose breath is in their nostrils to carry us? How many times do we fail and fall because we refuse to rest on the back of Him who made us and bears us?
It is time to cast our burdens on the One who actually cares for us. Let’s lean on Him always and never feel too big to rest in His arms.
The Lord bearing us does not mean He’s calling us to mediocrity or irresponsibility. It means that whatever we do and whatever height we get to in life, we always maintain the posture of a baby whose total dependence is on his guardian. It is loving the sweetness of God’s presence. It is remaining humble before Him and allowing Him to carry us to the highest point he has prepared for us.