This morning, somewhere between your first step on the floor to your last step out the door, you stuffed your bag full. No, not your purse, or your child's lunch box, but one created in your mind. And you didn't stuff if with books, band-aids, or baby food - you filled it with burdens; the kind of burdens only moms carry. A suitcase of guilt, or a sack of discontent. You drape a duffel bag of weariness on one shoulder and hang a bag of worry on the other. No wonder you're so tired at the end of the day. Why don't you try traveling light? Try it for the sake of those you love so dearly: your husband, your children, your parents. Consider the impact this excess baggage has on all of your relationships.
Using the comforting message of the twenty-third Psalm, Max Lucado reminds mothers to listen to God's tender voice urging us to release those burdens we were never meant to bear.