AN ENCOURAGING WORD
"A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!"
Proverbs 15: 23
King James Version
Have you ever been in the midst of heartache and you didn’t think you could bear it anymore? Have you been so discouraged that you were unable to even pray? All of us have experienced times like these and then someone would say something kind to us and our burdens felt a little lighter.
Jesus said that we should encourage people and tell them that He Loves them. When someone tells me that Jesus Loves me, my heart is encouraged. Have you told anyone lately that Jesus loves him or her? Have you said a kind word to someone lately?
Not only are we to say good words to each other, we are to do things that will prove that Jesus Loves them. We can talk all day about the Love of Jesus, but if we don’t show by our actions the Love of Jesus, then our words will be in vain.
When is the last time you hugged your family and friends? Remember when you are hugging someone, you are hugging Jesus. Have you seen someone who was in despair and told him or her that it will be okay, Jesus understands?
Let’s reach out to others with our words and our actions and spread the Love of Jesus to those who are hurting and lonely and desperately need a kind word and a warm hug.
March 27, 2019