A Note of Encouragement

Re:Verse passage – Colossians 1:1-8 (day two)

“We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;” vs. 3-4‬ 

When was the last time that you sent a letter of encouragement to someone? One that had no agenda other than to just offer thanks and praise for a job well done – or when was the last time you received one? How did it make you feel? We rarely see handwritten notes anymore, but texts and emails can also have a similar effect.

It is not lost on the Apostle Paul the impact of an encouraging word can have. Word of the faith of the believers at Colosse had reached him, and he was compelled to reach out and bless them. What a radical idea! Let’s bless those around us.

Perhaps I still have the summer series running through my ears and I hear the words of Jesus as he instructs us to love our neighbors as ourselves. I think Paul understood this. Take a minute, grab a piece of paper, a text, an email and edify someone today.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

One thought on “A Note of Encouragement”

  1. I actually think I’m going to enjoy this study in Colossians IF in fact,as Aaron points out, Paul starts this letter out as Encouraging the group and how important the written word can be to another person.
    Encouragement it seems has become something we as humans don’t do as much as was done in the past, but it is so very important today. I love receiving words of encouragement from friends & family as well as sending positive uplifting notes to encourage those same people in my ‘group’ whether the group is a larger one of previous coworkers, current church members, family members or just my dear friends.
    I believe Jesus would want us to encourage each other daily and I intend to start doing that more. Let’s all determine to add encouraging others as part of our daily routine.

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