Make Someone’s Day!

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1 Thessalonians 5:11

2016 Frieda P. Smith


Back in 1983, actor Clint Eastwood played the role of a man named Harry Callahan in the movie “Sudden Impact”.   With a huge gun in his hand, pointed in the direction of a criminal, Harry said these words “Go ahead, make my day“.

The idea of “making one’s day” is bringing pleasure and satisfaction; making a day purposeful and meaningful; bringing hope.

In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Church at Thessalonica, he wrote these words, Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

The difference here is that while Clint Eastwood’s character was interested in making himself happy, the Apostle Paul is instructing us to make someone else happy.

This time, it’s not about us!

The Apostle wrote, “Encourage one another and build each other up.”

My friends, you will encounter people today who need encouragement.  They will look fine—and even tell you they are fine—but inwardly, they are struggling.  Their world is falling apart.  They feel like giving up.

Bad news has knocked them down.  Pressure has weighed them down.

The Lord is sending you (that’s right, you!) to encourage and build them up!

Make that phone call.  Send that text message.  Pay them a visit.

Let them know they are not alone.

Go ahead.

Make someone’s day!





















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