Scripture: 1Thessalonians (NIV) 3:5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter had tempted you and that our labors might have been in vain.
Observation: Paul’s love for the people in Thessalonica can be seen in his words. Here and previously in verse 1 of this chapter Paul writes, “when I/we could stand it no longer…” He loved them and needed some news as to how they were doing in their faith. So he sent Timothy to find out.
Application: Love can be shown in many ways, but there is always the desire to keep in touch especially when there is concern that something might be wrong. I have heard it said, “No news is good news.” In other words if there was something wrong we would have heard. But “no news” does not satisfy those with concern. I need to keep in touch with those I love.
Prayer: Holy Spirit remind me when I need to call one of the special people you have placed in my life. May I be faithful to keep in touch. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!