Straight to the heart

And Joses…was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement). Acts 4:36

Writing notes typified an earlier generation.

While getting a text message or something in another electronic format are good to the receiver and expedient to the writer, the handwritten note far exceeds any form of electronic communications.

We never know how much our notes mean to other people.

When we speak a kind word or write an encouraging note, it goes to the heart of the recipient.

Any one of us can be like Barnabas and be a willing servant of God, blessing and encouraging others and glorifying the Lord through our actions. 

We never know what a humble word will mean to others.

Charles H. Spurgeon once wrote “It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.”

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