Friday, December 26, 2014

Small Seed for 12-26-14

Beloved and Faithful Helper?

"Tychicus will give you a full report about how I am getting along. He is a beloved brother and faithful helper who serves with me in the Lord’s work. I have sent him to you for this very purpose—to let you know how we are doing and to encourage you." Colossians 4:7-8

My guess is many don't quote this passage of Scripture much. It's a normal (if not boring) part of any letter to a friend, sharing how someone helps them. But, it speaks to me this day after Christmas. As I I reflect on my year, what would a friend write about me? Would he call me by any of the words that Paul calls Tychicus: "beloved", "sister", "faithful", "helper", "servant", "encourager"? I hope so, but I see areas that I need to improve in. Less self. More love. Goals to strive toward.

How about you?


  1. What a wonderful post on this day after Christmas to get us thinking in the right direction as we approach a new year and a fresh start. Thanks for sharing! (Happy New Year!)

    1. Thank you, Elaine! Hope you have a wonderful new year!

  2. I could call you many of these descriptive words but happy to call you friend. : )


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