Christian Flash Weekly – “Burden Bearer”

Country Road On Cloudy Day



Burden Bearer


Jeff knew it was going to be a bad day when three alarms started bleeping on his cell phone at once. Fighting to keep one hand steady on the steering wheel, he grabbed for the phone.

“Need your project ASAP,” his business partner’s message read.

With a sigh, he sent a text: “Need more time.”

Ignoring the irate response, he clicked over to the next reminder.

“Mortgage payment due today.”

Jeff moaned.

But the message from his wife brought a cry from his lips. “What! Pregnant?”

He never saw the car in front of him slam its brakes, but heard the sickening sound of impact and lost his breath as the air bag punched his chest.

As he watched the tow truck haul off his totaled vehicle, he held his face in his hands.

“This is too much, God,” he murmured. “I can’t handle this.”

A moment later an old Chevy pickup pulled to the curb. “Hey,” called the driver. “You look like you could use a ride. Hop in!”

Grabbing his suit coat and briefcase, Jeff climbed into the bed of the pickup and held on for dear life as the sped down the road. He noticed a window decal which read, “Nothing is impossible for God.”

He bowed his head. “Okay God…I get it.”

When they reached a gas station Jeff leaped out. As he turned to tip the driver, however, the truck was gone.

The sun seemed to shine a little brighter…

And Jeff smiled.



The story above was submitted as part of the Christian Flash Weekly contest, where we were challenged to use the Scripture prompt below to try and capture the sufficiency of God in 243-274 words.


Scripture Prompt:

“Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan to go and drive out nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities fortified to the heavens.”

Deuteronomy 9:1


11 thoughts on “Christian Flash Weekly – “Burden Bearer”

  1. 🙂 Because my faith is absolute, I set out each day – my husband has stage 4 cancer – my latest MRI won me a golden ticket back to my neurosurgeon – anyway, I set out each day feeling the Holy Spirit within me, and find a good memory every day. We are only visiting this planet on our way to eternity with the Lord, and as visitors, I know we can make good memories no matter what is going on. If our attitudes are intertwined with the Lord’s love, we not only make good memories, but we are good examples of why we choose the Lord.

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    1. Wow – and what a powerful testimony you are for those around you! I’ll be praying for you and your husband as you face these daunting challenges. What an encouragement your story is for the rest of us… thanks so much for sharing it!

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    1. That was well put, Kim! We were just talking about that very thing on Sunday, as we got ready to sing “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” As the song says, the more we focus on Him, the more everything else in life just fades away…

      Have a blessed afternoon!


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