Some of my favorite text messages are from friends checking in on me and asking how they can pray for me. They are showing genuine concern. We have instant access to almost anyone in the world. This wasn’t always the case. It used to take months to get updates on people. You would write a letter and then wait for a response. There were no “read receipts” or blinking dots to let you know they were responding. During this time, you had to continue to pray for them and hope for the best. When (and in many cases if) news came, it was a big day! I imagine the Apostle Paul sitting in jail and writing letters, waiting for return correspondence. He would be praying and praising the Lord each time a person showed up with a letter. And then he would sit down with his friends and reply. What a festive and fantastic scene that would have been. Talk about wanting to be a fly on the wall! Friends-don’t take our improved communication methods for granted. Praise God that we can not only show concern but have quicker opportunities to help.
Philippians 4:10: “How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me.”
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