Are you a person who needs to hear the words of Jesus this morning: “Cheer up”? Are you someone who is known for being of good cheer, like Jesus? Do you generally have a smile on your face? Proverbs 15 says, “Smiling faces make you happy.” In other words, if you live with a smile on your face, it will help you cheer up!

Studies have found that even when we fake it, when we smile or laugh our body releases a chemical that makes us feel better! Other studies have found that how big we smile is a good predictor of how satisfied we are in life as well as how influential we are to others. Jesus knew that if His disciples were really going to make disciples of all nations, they needed to cheer up!