This adorable little girl walked around IKEA with her new step stool. When her Mom or Dad tried to carry it for her, she jerked it from them and walked another direction. I couldn’t hear what she said, yet I can imagine it was something like “Mine!”. She was proud and excited to carry her thing, and probably felt like a big girl to be doing it all on her own. Isn’t that true for all of us? We want to bear our own burdens and carry our own responsibilities in this world. We want to be able to do it ALL on our won.  

Today is Easter Sunday, the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection…and the gift He gave that we do not have to carry all our own burdens. He gave His life so we could have eternal life. We don’t have to do it ALL on our own, we can choose differently. We can choose a different path. We can choose to dedicate our lives to a higher purpose. Instead of being stubborn and proud like a little child, we can accept His gift and experience life in a completely different way. 

It’s really all about choice. We can do it ourselves or we can ask for help. We can bear our own burdens and we overwhelmed by all that brings…or we can choose to give our heart away and follow a better path to an unimaginable life. When we do make the choice to follow Jesus…He will say we are His…he will say “Mine!”