What do you consider encouragement? When you are down, or feeling overwhelmed, what would encourage you? Well, I think encouragement comes in many forms, like helping out a brother or sister, or attending the benefits we are all so familiar with. That is real encouragement, the really simple things, like being there to listen when a friend is down and maybe out. Sometimes you don’t even need to say anything, just being willing to be there is all that is required. We all get down or depressed from time to time, and when we are like that, we need someone to give us a nudge or a hand to help us start climbing back up. Matthew 11:28-30 says: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”. Jesus is saying, that we don’t have to do it all on our own, He is always available to help. In fact, one of the definition of the word “christian” is “little Christ”, so let us share our burdens, and encourage each other, whenever the opportunity arises.

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