You spend your whole life collecting things. You go on vacation and buy souvenirs, search high and low for beautiful mementoes to add to your collection. Then one day you decide to move and all of those items have to be packed up. Do you take them with you or do you sell them off? I thought I had a lot of stuff until I went to an estate sale! A lifetime of gathering and now it's being sold off at a fraction of what was paid for it. I would say that the emotions involved are mixed; sadness because of all the memories and relief because of the fresh start. How is this picture any different from ourselves? We start collecting pain and sin as children and keep gathering it our whole life. It becomes a burden weighing us down, almost crushing us. Jesus took on all of our burdens at the cross. Why are you still carrying them? Are you rejecting His gift? Starting today, unload your baggage at the foot of the cross and allow someone bigger to carry it for you.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7