The road is long with many a winding turn that leads us to who knows where? Who knows where? But I’m strong. Strong enough to carry him. He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. So on we go. – Hollies
I remember the song, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother from the Hollies only because it was playing at the end of Rambo II (I’m a sucker for 80′s action movies. Don’t judge). The credits scroll and the one man fighting machine, John J. Rambo walks off into the distance without a friend in the world after feeling betrayed by his country and mentor. For all the campiness of the movie, this was an emotional scene made more compelling by the accompanying lyrics. I just heard your heart string pull.
Seriously, that song always makes me think of Proverbs 17:17, “a friend loves at all times and a
brother is born for adversity.” Friend and brother are synonymous in this verse and implies that a true friend loves in all seasons but displays an extra amount of compassion, grace and devotion in adversity.
Genuine friendship is like having an extra family member that loves us unconditionally no matter what is transpiring but is really “born for adversity” in times of trial. It is just natural for them to pick us up. And why wouldn’t it be? A true friend says he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. So on we go..
May we all have the grace, strength and humility to be this kind of friend.Read More
Join us for our periodical SCC HUDDLE next Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm in the Main Auditorium. It will be an informal gathering to look back and look ahead in the life of Springdale. It’s been an amazing year and it’s time to rally.
“But I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.”
- Philippians 3:13