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In World War II merchant ships were used to take food and supplies across the sea.

One day a Father took his son down to the docks to see the boats being unloaded.

"Brave men have risked their lives to bring us this precious cargo," he told him. The boy noticed a line painted around each vessel. "What’s that for?" He asked.

"To show the people loading the ship how much it’s made to carry," he said. "If they put too much on, the line disappears below the water. The boat will sink. If they put too little inside, it won’t be full enough to do what it was made to do.

Each boat is made by its builder to carry just the right amount."

God has painted a water line in our lives… He will not give too much to bear… but will allow “too much” to cause us to need His help. Many children enjoy in helping bringing in the groceries from the car. They prefer to carry in the candy and cookies…. But at times Sometimes parents ask (make) them to carry in other items. Sometimes kid reach for items unaware of the weight and if too heavy… say…, “You do this one daddy.” God allows for “things” to get to heavy for us so we can humble ourselves and say, “You do this one daddy.”

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