Our Story With God, Episode 40: Gospel Encouragement
Who picks you up during rough times? Are you the one who lifts up someone else? I've noticed that even the superheroes in movies typically have a sidekick, or someone who helps drive them forward. As great a missionary as Paul was, he also needed someone special to help find uses for the talents God had given, to train him in the work ahead, and to know how to turn over the reins of leadership. Barnabas exhibited so much grace and encouragement that it became his calling card to the early Church, and his impact remains to this day.