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Let God Carry My Potatoes

The story is told of a poor man who plodded along toward home in an Irish town, carrying a huge bag of potatoes. A man came along in a horse-drawn wagon and invited the man to climb inside. When the man sat down in the wagon, he held the bag of potatoes in his arms. When it was suggested that he should set it down, he said very warmly, "I don't want to trouble you too much. You're giving me a ride; I'll carry the potatoes." Sometimes we think we're doing the Lord a favor when we carry the burden. But the work is His, and He asks us only to be faithful. Let us permit Him to "carry the potatoes" also. -Virgil Brown

"Cast thy  burden upon the LORD,  and he shall sustain thee he shall never suffer The righteous to be moved' -Psalm 55:22

SPEAKING of Potatoes

My husband, a minister, preached an object lesson where he used potatoes and gave each a name, such as "imi-tator," "dic-tator," and "agi-tator." Then he likened them to problem people in the church. He summed up by urging us all to be "sweet-tators." On leaving the service, one member shook his hand and said, "I yam what I yam."

-Kresha Fields