Traveling Light Deluxe Edition: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear

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Weary travelers. You've seen them -- everything they own crammed into their luggage. Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases, trunks, duffels, and backpacks.

Backs ache. Feet burn. Eyelids droop.

We've all seen people like that.

At times, we are people like that -- if not with our physical luggage, then at least with our spiritual load.

We all lug loads we were never intended to carry. Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We're worn out from carrying that excess baggage. Wouldn't it be nice to lose some of those bags?

That's the invitation of Max Lucado. With the Twenty-third Psalm as our guide, let's release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear.

Using these verses as a guide, Max Lucado walks us through a helpful inventory of our burdens. May God use this Psalm to remind you to release the burdens you were never meant to bear.

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"Long, long ago God made a decision—a very important decision. One that I'm really glad He made. He made the decision to make you . . ." The opening lines of Max Lucado's classic book, Just in Case You Ever Wonder, have made their way into hearts and story times around the world. This award-winning book about the love between a parent and child has sold 1.7 million copies, touching lives for more than 25 years. Now Lucado's heartfelt assurances of a parent’s love are paired with Eve Tharlet's breathtaking artwork to impact a whole new generation.

Written especially for children ages 3–7, Just in Case You Ever Wonder is inspiring for all of us, as it reminds us of Jesus's unconditional love no matter what: "Remember I'm here for you. On dark nights when you hear noises in your closet, call me. On hard days when kids are mean and don't treat you like they should, come to me." This book assures children of God's love throughout all their experiences, such as fear of the dark, being bullied, and even assurance that their parent was with them when they were first born and will be with them in heaven.

Whether you have treasured this classic book for years or are reading it for the first time with your little ones, this timeless reminder of the love between a parent and a child—and ultimately, between God the Father and us—will come to hold a special place in your heart and home. Children long to hear they're special and loved. Just in Case You Ever Wonder assures them that as they grow and change, in both good and bad times, you—and their heavenly Father—will always be on their side . . . just in case they ever wonder.

This book assures children of God's love through their experiences such as fear of dark, being bullied, even assurance that the parent was there when they were first born and will be there with them even in heaven.

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Publisher
Thomas Nelson
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Published on
Apr 1, 2013
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781418519186
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Life / General
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