In Florence, Italy stands Il Davide, Michelangelo’s 17-foot masterpiece of musculature and pose, which employs the classical artist’s tradition of contrapposto – the illusion that the statue leans toward the right with the left leg seemingly bearing no weight…when in fact that apoplectic leg supports tons of marble!
Take comfort, over-burdened child of God.
While it appears your Father stands aloof, shrugging off concern, or leaning away from interest, it is only an illusion; for, in reality, He bears all the weight of your burden – when cast upon Him – allowing you to endure only your minuscule share in it.
And the beauty is, it’s David we’re talking about.
You remember David.
He was weak; the giant, unbearably large.
But Il Davide’s God was marvelously greater and bore the giant away.
Which He’ll do for you, if you’ll just stand still.