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Friday, January 1, 2021

On our daily walks, if we happen to take this street, Shelley and I always see this tow truck parked in front of one of the houses. From the signs on the cab doors, we learn that the towing company is located in Bothell, a bit over 20 miles north. This means that this employee brings his truck home with him every night, probably so that he can quickly respond to an emergency call from the main office about a nearby automotive need.

While being awakened at midnight is not a comfortable way to live, it’s what on-call doctors do all the time. Crises don’t just happen weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

And over the years of my pastoral ministry, I’ve known many Christians who are just as caring—and who don’t do it on salary. They’re ready with a listening ear, and often with more tangible assistance. Like Jesus, they are servants of humanity.

One of the most important ways you and I can “tow” someone else into a happier place is to be an encourager. To review ten Bible passages about encouragement, click the link just below: