Word of Encouragement

I was talking with my son last week and got a sense from his voice that he needed a little life encouragement, so I went to his house and put a new set of stairs in for him.  Now that may seem like an odd response but I knew he needed more than words.  When we think about encouraging someone, too often we think of what we can say.  I have come to believe that there often is not much said that really helps, so I just show up.  Then I do something.  Our presence and our assistance is often all someone needs to buck up and get going again.  As I was leaving, my son said, “thank you so much for coming and helping.  The timing was perfect.  I was just about to give up on it.”  You and I never really know when the timing is perfect, so we should assume that now is better than later.  Take some time to encourage someone this week.  Do it without saying anything.
~Grace & Peace~
Pastor Ernie