RE Verse reading–Acts 4:36-37, 11:19-26, 15:36-40 (day seven) “And he left for Tarsus to look for Saul” (11:25) Part of God’s generosity is poured out on us in the form of friendships. This week as I have read the story of Barnabus (Son of Encouragement) and his protege Paul, I have thought back over the people who have discipled, inspired, corrected and shaped me. Family, friends, professors, pastors. . .people who believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. A time or two, they came to find me in one place because I was needed in another. Looking back, there are no words to express my gratitude for their influence. Who knew? When God wants to pour out His grace, He often uses a friend to deliver the needed strength. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer for joy in my every prayer for you all” (Philippians 1:3-4) You know who you are. I am grateful.