June 1

Written by Bill Grandi on June 1st, 2021


That word carries a lot of weight. What does it conjure up in your mind?

A husband/father who feels the weight of providing for, taking care of and protecting his family,

A teenager’s maiden (and each subsequent) voyage in his/her dad’s car.

Dad/mom/teen reporting to work on time each day and giving a full day’s work while on the job.

Daily chores. Taking care of animals. Cleaning the house. No age limit on that.

Here is one I have: “God has given me the responsibility of serving his church by proclaiming his entire message to you. This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God’s people. For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you.” Col.2:25-27 (NLT)

Such a weight! To know that the great responsibility I have is to take the message of the Gospel and give it to the people God has entrusted to me.  Admittedly, sometimes I feel like Frodo carrying the ring-the ring is too heavy to bear. But to see a face light up; to see someone grasp the truth of the message; to see acceptance of that Good News as it sinks in, is worth it all.

Even if I need a SamWise to carry me for awhile.

“Father, the responsibility is there. May I be faithful to carry out that responsibility.”


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    Thankfully, a weight that is never carried alone, though at times it may seem it is so.

    And thankfully the message that is brought is that of life, peace, and joy! Unlike the ring which brought death, decay, sorrow, and pain.

    Thanks for being willing to carry and teach others how to carry the message of life. It is the lit up faces that makes it all worth while.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I like your comparison to the ring of death and decay Ryan. I had not thought of it that way. And you are right: the lit up face makes all the difference to me.

  2. Sometimes, the responsibility of the loads we carry can seem overwhelming, but with God’s help, we can persevere and make it through.
    Blessings, Bill!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Very true Martha. I hope you, Danny and your mom are doing okay and finding God sufficient.

  3. Ed says:

    To have that face light up though.. THAT makes it all worthwhile!