Re:Verse passage – Colossians 1:1-8 (day two)
“We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;” vs. 3-4
When was the last time that you sent a letter of encouragement to someone? One that had no agenda other than to just offer thanks and praise for a job well done – or when was the last time you received one? How did it make you feel? We rarely see handwritten notes anymore, but texts and emails can also have a similar effect.
It is not lost on the Apostle Paul the impact of an encouraging word can have. Word of the faith of the believers at Colosse had reached him, and he was compelled to reach out and bless them. What a radical idea! Let’s bless those around us.
Perhaps I still have the summer series running through my ears and I hear the words of Jesus as he instructs us to love our neighbors as ourselves. I think Paul understood this. Take a minute, grab a piece of paper, a text, an email and edify someone today.