The Room of Crosses

The young man was at the end of his rope.
Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.

"Lord, I can't go on," he said,
"My cross is too heavy to bear."

The Lord replied,
"My son, if you cannot bear its weight,
just place your cross inside this room.
Then open another door
and pick out any cross you wish."

The man was filled with relief.
"Thank you, Lord," he sighed,
and did as he was told.
As he looked around the room
he saw many different crosses;
some so large the tops were not visible.
Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a wall.
I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.
And the Lord replied,

"My son, that's the cross you came in with."

~Author unknown~