A teaching from Katie McDougall on the importance of strangers in Scripture and how this should affect the way we see and interact with strangers today. Teaching begins with a story by Sarah Holmes entitled ‘Bus Man’.
Adam Cohen, “Put Your Bags Down”
Album: We Go Home
You know those songs that start off as background music and then pull you in as they build and you start listening to the lyrics just a little more closely? Adam Cohen’s “Put Your Bags Down” did that for me a few weeks ago. After hearing the lyrics “When things get heavy just put your bags down / The train is always on time / The trick is to be ready to put your bags down”, I was pulled in! Acknowledgement that things ARE heavy sometimes and that it’s OK to let go sometimes…we don’t have to carry it all alone (or all the time).
We don’t always get to pick the bags we carry, how heavy they, or how long we have to carry them but I’m getting used to learning we can put them down for a minute, shake out our hands/arms for a rest and sometimes others will help us carry those bags…love it!