In Philippians 2:25, we read that Paul sent Epaphroditus back to the Philippian Church after taking care of his needs.When people are hurting, they need your support until they can get back on their feet again. Epaphroditus is introduced by Paul as “…my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier…and the one who ministered to my need…” The passage goes on to say, “Welcome him with Christian love and with great joy, and give him the honour that people like him deserve. For he risked his life for the work of Christ, and he was at the point of death while doing for me what you could not do from far away.” You may ask, “What was Paul lacking?” Encouragement! And who brought it? “Epaphroditus, a brother, a fellow worker, and a soldier.” Epaphroditus worked side by side with Paul and he fought for him. What an asset he was! We look for such people in times of crisis because they lift us. So today ask God to make you an encourager whose words and actions bring comfort and support to others.
There is no greater calling!
– Phil Brewer