Jackie Robinson was the first player to break the race barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. After the talented third baseman made an error that cost the Dodgers the game, fans along the third baseline began booing Robinson. In that tense moment, infielder Pee Wee Reese, born and raised in the South, came up to him and put his arm around him. The booing stopped and Robinson later referred to that moment as a turning point in his professional career.
Friends are an instrumental part of experiencing God’s caring touch. A friend who calls on a lonely night, who brings a meal when we are sick, who prays with us when we are discouraged, is inseparable to God’s encouragement. There are times when we simply must go to the Lord for our refreshment, but there are also many times when we need a smile or word from a friend.
How about being a friend to someone this week.
Keep Looking Up,