Give my greetings to each of God’s holy people—all who belong to Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send you their greetings. And all the rest of God’s people send you greetings, too, especially those in Caesar’s household. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.” Philippians 4:21-23 NLT
How beautiful it is to hear the love that flowed from Paul's heart to his fellow saints. He genuinely loved these people. Ministry wasn't a 9-5 job, it was a divine call and privilege. Paul understood the eternal bond he had with his "born again" family. Circumstances could not separate them from the love of Christ. “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:38-39 NLT One final note: Isn't it a glorious blessing to know that even the Roman emperor's (Caesar) household had heard the gospel and that there were converts to Christ among them. Even while awaiting trial and sentence in Rome, Paul continues to daily share the good news of Jesus. God has people all over the earth in lowly and lofty places. Let us remember that no matter where we are or what the circumstances, we must share Jesus with others. God's grace to you through Jesus Christ our Lord!!!
Rev. Curtis Norris