HAVE WE ENCOURAGED HIM
“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 41:7 KJV
We are to encourage one another but we also need to encourage Jesus. Have we encouraged Him? Jesus has feelings or He wouldn’t weep when we are sad and hurting. It breaks His heart when we say things and do things that hurt someone. Jesus has told us how we are kind or unkind to Him.
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:40). How it must hurt Him when He hears people cursing and sees all the violence in the world. It is time we start encouraging Jesus.
When Jesus sees and hears a child being mistreated, it not only hurts Him, it also makes Him angry. “But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:14).
Have we encouraged Jesus today by spending time with Him and doing and saying things that make Him happy? If ever someone deserves to be happy, it is Jesus, the Saviour of the world. All hail, King Jesus! Worthy is the Lamb of God! O how I love Jesus. He is the Joy of my heart.
Joanne LoweFebruary 2, 2018