The Little Child and the Big Book.
I like to think of Christ as a burden bearer. A minister was one day moving his library up stairs. As the minister was going up stairs with his load of books his little boy came in and was very anxious to help his father. So his father just told him to go and get an armful and take them up stairs. When the father came back he met the little fellow about half way up the stairs tugging away with the biggest in the library. He couldn't manage to carry it up. The book was too big. So he sat down and cried. His father found him, and just took him in his arms, book and all, and carried him up stairs. So Christ will carry you and all your burdens.
The Horse that was Established.
There was a little boy converted and he was full of praise. When God converts boy or man his heart is full of joy -- can't help praising. His father was a professed Christian. The boy wondered why he didn't talk about Christ, and didn't go down to the special meetings. One day, as the father was reading the papers, the boy came to him and put his hand on his shoulder and said: |Why don't you praise God? Why don't you sing about Christ? Why don't you go down to these meetings that are being held?| The father opened his eyes, and looked at him and said, gruffly: |I am not carried away with any of these doctrines. I am established.| A few days after they were getting out a load of wood. They put it on the cart. The father and the boy got on lop of the load, and tried to get the horse to go. They used the whip, but the horse wouldn't move. They got off and tried to roll the wagon along, but they could move neither the wagon nor the horse. |I wonder what's the matter?| said the father. |He's established,| replied the boy. You may laugh at that, but this is the way with good many Christians.