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
he did as he was told.
Upon entering the other room, 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.
The Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross you just brought
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.
Whatever your cross, whatever your pain,
There will always be sunshine after the rain.
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall,
But God's always there to help you through it all.