Called to Bear: The Unseen Heroes of Faith

Numbers 7:9 But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them was that they should bear upon their shoulders.

Somebody MUST bear the burdens! “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” Gal 6:2. The sons of Kohath were ordained for this very purpose. Wouldn’t it be safe to say that our Lord still appoints “sons of Kohath” for His work today? Bearing burdens is not an easy task if you do it in your own strength. As a matter of fact, many today shun from this task, looking not for an opportunity to serve “behind the scenes”, but only for those positions where they can “make a scene”!

Some are just not happy unless they are seen. Some need the spotlight. Some need the attention. Some need to shine, or so they think! However, in God’s kingdom, here’s how it works: The first shall be last, and the last shall be first (Mat 19:30)! Not every burden-bearer can become a Moses, but every Moses must first become a burden-bearer! Forty years on the back side of the desert bearing the burdens of tending sheep is on Moses’ record!

Before you think it’s easy to be a Moses, consider his history! Matthew 23:12 says, “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” The truth is that God is not looking to use self-promoters! God is looking for that one who is willing to lose his or her “self” in Him; someone who is not looking for recognition, authority, or fame, but someone who simply wants to help bear the load to get the job done!

It is not always easy to bear burdens, but remember the words of our Lord Jesus, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matt 11:29-30. If we’ll yoke up with Jesus, His strength will carry us through any burden, no matter how heavy it may be!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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