from Amy Carmichael:
Mt 17.17 Then Jesus answered and said, . . . “Bring him here to me.”
Have you a ‘him’ about whom you are anxious? Bring him to Me. Have you a ‘her’? Bring her to Me. We can even turn the pronoun to ‘it’–this crushing burden of the state of the world, the grief and misery that overwhelms us if we think at all–Bring it to Me. We can turn the word to ‘all’–the problems of our work with its cares and its questions, and more personal cares and anxieties too–Bring all to Me.
And there are joys, too. Don’t let us bring only griefs and anxieties, but also thanks and praises.
Bring him to Me.
Bring her to Me.
Bring it to Me.
Bring all to Me.