The child came to the window & as the flames were shooting up higher & higher, the child cried out for help. A fireman started up the ladder of the fire escape to rescue the child from its dangerous position.
The wind swept the flames near him & it was getting so hot that he wavered & it looked as if he would have to return without the child.
Thousands looked on & their hearts quaked at the thought of the child having to perish in the fire, as it must do if the fireman did not reach it.
Someone in the crowd cried, `Give him a cheer!' Cheer after cheer went up & as the man heard them he gathered fresh courage.
Up he went into the midst of the smoke & the fire & brought down the child to safety."
In the day when rewards are given, the one who did the cheering in the service of the Lord "shall in no wise lose his reward" (Matt. 10:42).
Beloved, if you cannot do much, you can at least be among the ones that "helped everyone his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage."
- Gospel Herald. (moreillustrations.com)
Isa 41:6 (KJV): “They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.”