Dear Precious Friends in Jesus
To compare myself with Paul would be a sacrilege, but I can so identify with him as he writes his epistles. Last week he wrote to you, Laodicia, and to those who had not seen his face. So though he did not live in this technological world in which, I have never seen any of you in person, save one of you via Skype, he also wrote to people that he never saw. Yet, what comes through is the part where I identify with him and that is his love for those he has never seen.
Our world would says that is impossible. I would join Paul in understanding that it is a very real, yet mysterious reality, I find that I have the same feelings for you. I really care for you. We have those within this group that are very active and verbal, which I so appreciate. We also have those who want to check in and glean from what is going on, and that too, is great. I just care that you are being fed by the Holy Spirit in all of this. Period. And I know that this is what Jesus wants for each - I mean that - EACH of you. There are now 74 in this group. He loves each one of you - the loud mouth like me and the quiet, shy one who is just as adamant in growing in Jesus as I am. Jesus will meet us to the measure that we desire Him.
Colossians 2:5 For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
Colossians 2:6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, (ESV)
Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
Colossians 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: (KJV)
Keep going. I find that I don’t always have each verse down perfectly, but as I learn new ones and review the old, it comes together. Please just stay in His Word!