This letter is from John, the elder. I am writing to Gaius, my dear friend, whom I love in the truth. Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. Some of the traveling teachers recently returned and made me very happy by telling me about your faithfulness and that you are living according to the truth. I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.”
3 John 1:1-4 NLT
John commends the faith and conduct of Gaius. What a blessing it is to see men, who have come to Christ, grow into mature men of God. How heartening it is to have solid men of faith to depend on. There are those you know you can count on and there are those you worry over. Men like Gaius are the kind of men you need to guard the truth and promote it. Thank God for godly brothers in Christ. John probably slept better at night knowing Gaius was there to help look after the well being of the church. John prays that Gaius is as healthy in body as he is in spirit. I know first hand how important it is to have men you can count on and have confidence in. When God gives us godly men to help us in the ministry we can rest assured that things are in good hands. Having to deal with unstable men of faith is anguishing to a pastor's heart. There is nothing that brings more satisfaction to a pastor than to see the flock growing in Christ and standing strong in Jesus name! Are you a Gaius? Are you strong in the faith? Can you be counted on? How is your walk with God? Are you better off physically and financially than you are spiritually? Jesus should be the nucleus of your life. If you were in the same physical and financial condition as you are spiritually, what would your life look like? Impoverished? Surviving? How about thriving? Which one? Think about that!!
Rev. Curtis Norris