When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles.

Acts 9:26-27

We owe a great debt to Barnabas, whose name means ‘Encourager’. He had the skills of the mediator, and in this was like his Lord, who is the one mediator between God and men. Many will be grateful to you (in the end) if you develop this gift. Just be prepared for hard work and hard words!

Daily Reading: Psalm 121

Bible in One Year: Mark 9 2-50; 2 Samuel 22; Hosea 2 2-23