There are a few places in this world that are both awe inspiring and humbling at the same time. One such place is the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Row upon row of pristine white crosses line a deep green sea of earth. So many lives lost, dreams cut short, opportunities never realized. Standing there, you may realize that you are truly are in a company of heroes.

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Experiencing the reality of such a place may make one wonder, how will we be thought of by others once our time on earth is done? It is impossible to sum up a person’s entire being with jut a few words, but imagine for a moment, what is the one thing you would like to be most remembered for?

Barnabas was a man, just as we are, and he is mentioned only a few times in scripture. What is said about him however, speaks volumes.

When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. (Acts 11.23)

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Barnabas demonstrated his love for the Lord and his fellow man through one of the most powerful means known to man. Barnabas was an encourager! What a wonderful thing to be remembered for. Consider for a moment how our lives would change if we all became more like Christ by following the example of this godly man.

So…Who is your Barnabas?

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