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Lamentations 1:1-2:19; Philemon 1:1-25; Psalm 101:1-8; Proverbs 26:20
“I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers because I hear of your love and of the faith you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.
For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.” Philemon 1:4-7
If St. Paul lived today he’d check out Philemon’s Facebook page, scan the current posts, and maybe send him a message similar to the one found in his letter to Philemon.
On Philemon’s Facebook page:
“Busy working with new believers in Colossae today. Talked at length about Jesus’ parables.”
“A young family with three children baptized in my courtyard pool. Awesome!”
“Helped a young man find work. We prayed together and gave thanks to God!”
Supporting one another in our walk with the Lord strengthens our faith and encourages us in so many ways.
Like St. Paul to Philemon, let’s use whatever means we have available to spur each other on to loving service and the sharing of our faith in Christ.
Lord God, through your Word we are encouraged and strengthened in our faith. Thank you for our brothers and sisters in Christ who encourage us in our walk with you. Thank you for their letters, acts of kindness and mercy, emails, Facebook messages, twitter feeds, and text messages! Thank you for the Holy Spirit that moves us to connect with other believers. May the world see how much we love one another and be drawn to you through us. We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.