And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Written by: Cheri Teeter
During Thomas Jefferson’s presidency he and a group of travelers were crossing a river that had overflowed its banks. Each man crossed on horseback fighting for his life. A lone traveler watched the group traverse the treacherous river and then asked President Jefferson to take him across. The President agreed without hesitation, the man climbed on, and the two made it safely to the other side of the river where somebody asked him: “Why did you select the President to ask this favor?” The man was shocked, admitting he had no idea it was the President of the United States who had carried him safely across. “All I know,” he said, “is that on some of your faces was written the answer ‘no’ and on his was the answer ‘yes.’ His was a ‘yes’ face.”
Throughout my life and faith journey I have encountered some amazing people with a “yes” face.
A smile, kind words, or encouragement go a long way in a tough time.
All of them remind me of His truths and love for me—strengthening my faith in Him.
Thought of the day: Was there ever a moment or time of need that someone offered you a “yes face” that helped to strengthen your faith?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for Your caring provision for all my needs. Thank You for creating the Church to be Your hands and feet to our hurting world. I ask Your forgiveness for those times I’ve neglected to show Your love. Please help me be more loving and to see needs that I can meet. In Jesus’ name, amen.