Showing Up

Written by Julie

On March 7, 2020

Some of the [Christian] followers in Rome heard about us and came to meet us at the Market of Appius and at the Three Inns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and was encouraged.

Acts 28:15 (CEV)

They came to meet Paul; they let him know they cared. They simply showed up, and Paul was encouraged.

That’s all it takes to encourage someone: simply showing up.

A funeral. A wedding. A birthday party. A moving-to-a-new-place day. A graduation. A recital. A baby dedication. A baptism. A stay in the hospital. It could be something small, like, they just had a bad day or they scored 100% on a test or-or something!

Simply showing up and being there can encourage them. Bless them. Make them smile (or cry, depending what the situation is and how emotional they are; like, if I had a bad day and one of my friends showed up cause they knew I was having a bad day, I’d probably start crying because of how touching/sweet it is).

Reach out. Be there. Show up.

You never know what an encouragement you could be.



Hi, I'm Julie, a 16-year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm a junior in high school (Abeka Academy) and have been blogging for two years. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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