After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority developed a campaign to heighten terrorism awareness and the reporting of suspicious behavior. Their slogan was “If you see something, say something.” Homeland Security has borrowed this phrase and made it part of a national campaign. Now, we are all supposed to keep our eyes open for suspicious behavior and report it when we see it. 

This is probably a good idea, but I have another one. What if we kept a lookout for people doing good and called that out? What if we said something when we saw something good? The bible tells us to encourage one another and build each other up. All it takes is a simple word to let someone know you recognize their efforts and appreciate them. Maybe it’s a word to a harried parent who nonetheless shows patience and love for their child. Maybe it’s a word to a child struggling to learn something new. Maybe it’s a word of encouragement to someone you see humbly serving others. 

It’s not very often we see someone who looks like they are committing terrorism. But, every day, we see people who could use an encouraging word. So if you see something, say something. Build one another up.

God bless your day,
Pastor Mark 

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”  – 1 Thessalonians 5:11