Oct 20

Good morning!
Text:  2 John; 3 John; Isaiah 32
Sunday I attended the installation of a new pastor at a neighboring church.  One of the speakers spoke from Colossians 1:28-29 -“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.”  He pointed out that the great toil and labor of the pastor is aimed at the goal of every single church participant being fully mature and all grown up in Jesus.
In today’s reading, John speaks of his spiritual “children” – those whom he has led to Jesus and trained up in the faith.  He writes,

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. (3 John 4)

As a pastor and as a father, I can tell you this is indeed great joy!
in Him,  Mike