It is easy to be so busy with our own schedule and to-do list that we pass by the person who needs encouragement. For many each day brings more stress, trouble, difficulties and challenges. It is in these times when the obedient believer can be a “messenger from God” to speak and be an encouragement.
Instead of gossip and complaining, we can be a blessing to many with a word or act of kindness. Self-pity and self-centeredness often hinder us from caring or reaching out to others. We are reminded by our Lord’s words in John 13:35 that caring for and loving others are of vital importance.
As we travel our journey of life today, let’s be alert and wise to the needs of others. We are on assignment from God to carry out His Word and this includes reaching out to others. Rather than being judgmental and uncaring, the obedient Christian is sensitive to the Holy Spirit in loving and helping others.
The song writer penned, “Others, Lord yes others, let this motto be.” Our Lord sends us today into a world of turmoil, struggle, and problems to be a “light” in the dark world and an encouragement to others.