The Cross Room rainbow

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The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer. "Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."

The Lord replied, "My son, if you cannot bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then open the other door and pick out any cross you wish."

The man was filled with relief. "Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and he did as he was told.

Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses--some so large the tops were not visible. Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.

"I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.

And the Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross you just brought in." 
What a touching reminder of a lesson we all need to learn and relearn! When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate!


Whatever your cross, whatever your pain, 
There will always be sunshine after the rain. 
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall, 
But God's always ready to answer your call. 

He knows every heartache, sees every tear, 
A word from His lips can calm every fear. 
Your sorrows may linger throughout the night, 
But suddenly vanish at dawn's early light. 

The Savior is waiting somewhere above, 
To give you His grace and send you His love. 
Whatever your cross, whatever your pain, 
God always sends rainbows after the rain.