“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:1-2).
Paul and Timothy. They were partners, teammates, spiritual father and son. Together they wrote this letter. Together they served the Lord. Together they embraced their calling and lived out their lives by the will of God.
Thank You, God, for ministry teammates at Skyline who encourage and assist. My appreciation for my current situation is enhanced because I know what it’s like to be partnered with someone who constantly judged and criticized my every move and motive. I thank You, God, for partnering me with elders, ministers and ministry assistants (including my wife) who share grace, mission, and passion for ministry.
Thank You, God, for a son in both the flesh and the faith who has to be one of the greatest gifts You have ever given me. I am thankful for the deep fellowship we share. And I am most thankful for the long conversations about our faith that we enjoy. I truly experience Your grace through him, what an undeserved gift.
Thank You, God, for a daughter in both the flesh and the faith who is another of the greatest gifts You have ever given me. I am thankful for the mission we share. I am thankful for the future we share. I truly experience Your grace through her, what an undeserved gift.
In Jesus’ Name,
“. . .and Timothy.”
I wouldn’t want it any other way.