Every person has a different journey experience in this life and I daresay that everyone carries at least some baggage in life, some far more than others. Some folks carry as much baggage as you see in this photo -- these are burdens that we were not meant to have to carry around with us all the time.
So, what is the baggage that weighs us down? A list of some things that can be termed burdens or baggage might be: fear, anger/temper, addiction, insecurity, low self-esteem, bitterness, unforgiveness, sorrow, worry -- do any of these ring a bell for you? What baggage are you carrying around with you on a daily basis?
Here's what Jesus says to us, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" Matthew 11:28.
There's a song by Dana Maclean aptly called, "Suitcase Song," and it has such a relevant message. Here are a few of the stanzas:
We can live with freedom and joy when we get out from under the load of baggage in our lives. Jesus says, "My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid" John 14:27.