Who do we know who needs to be remembered by us today? Is there someone we could bless by sending a quick text message, a Facebook comment, an email, a card or even a handwritten letter? Encouraging one another is a way we impart godly love and blessings. All who are with me wish to be remembered to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace (God’s favor and blessing) be with you all. Amen (so be it). What a great way to end a good letter! Titus, a new pastor in Crete, was certainly blessed when he read Paul’s pastoral advice and it gives us solid counsel today. Titus was glad that he was not forgotten as he served God in a faraway place.
In 1996, when our family first arrived in China, we communicated our prayer requests in handwritten letters mailed to those whom we loved. I would bike across the city to the post office where stamps were stuck on envelopes using a chopstick and brown goo. My letters were cryptic since we never knew if they would be opened and read before they left the communist country. Communication forms sure have changed since those days and how much more so since the time of Paul! With the help of technology, correspondence happens instantaneously to and from almost anywhere in the world. Prayer needs as well as praises for God’s answers can be communicated without long delays. Then all who partner in sharing God’s love and growing His Kingdom can together give the credit to Him, praising God for His grace. Let’s continue to stir one another along with love and by good works, blessing as we go.