Recently I quoted a verse from Paul's letter to Philemon while responding to a dear brother who has blessed me so much by his intercession on our behalf. Thanks, Bob!
Tonight I called a friend who I've known since I was a little kid. Paul Collet has been a mentor and a spiritual giant in my life. I'm so grateful to God that he is still alive...still blessing me and interceding for me. Thanks, Paul!
I echo the words of the beloved apostle which he penned to Philemon, his "dear friend and fellow worker":
"For I have derived great joy and comfort and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints [who are your fellow Christians] have been cheered and refreshed through you, [my] brother." - Philemon vs. 7
May it be said of each of us that we cheer and refresh those who we rub shoulders with and, yes, those who refresh us from a distance.
God is faithful!