HAVE WE TOLD THEM
“They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage. So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.”
Isaiah 41:6,7 KJV
I watched a funeral on the television for a police officer and as I listened to them saying those wonderful things about the police officer the thought came to me that friends and family of the police officer heard the wonderful tribute but he didn’t hear it. How sad that the police officer didn’t hear the kind words.
What about our family and friends? Have we encouraged them and told them how much we love them? All of us need to be encouraged. Even Jesus needed friends and encouragement when He was here on His mission. If Jesus needed to be encouraged, how much more we need to be encouraged.
Our pastors need encouragement just like we do. When is the last time we encouraged our pastor? When is the last time we thanked God for our pastor? Pastors sometimes get up in the middle of the night to go to the hospital and minister to someone who is sick. Thank God for our pastors.
Heavenly Father, I pray for every pastor who is preaching the good news of our risen Saviour. Please encourage them and let them see fruits of their labor. Reassure them that You love them and appreciate their service to You. Surround them with people who will encourage them. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
September 30, 2015