A BEAR'S POEM
The Burden Bear Ministry offers this poem with each bear delivered:
I'm not a very fancy bear, I'm plain and rather small. Even so, someone who likes you said that I should come to call. Hide me underneath your pillow or set me on a nearby shelf, and when you feel discouraged, I will do my best to help. I brought my favorite blanket that I snuggle when I'm sad. It's a present from my granny, made for days when things seem bad. My granny always told me, "Life is like this patchwork quilt. Just give Jesus all the pieces and He'll make a pretty quilt." Sometimes I don't see the pattern -- sometimes He seems far away. Then I clutch my favorite blanket and I pray and pray and pray. Though I don't have all the answers (for I'm just a "Burden Bear"), I've been sent here on a mission from someone who really cares.