Journey Through Ephesians, #30
As Paul finishes his letter, we see that he recognizes a very important truth, the power of connection. Read Ephesians 6:21-24.
But that you also may know about my circumstances, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know about us, and that he may comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.
Ephesians 6:21-24 NASB
Even though he had just shared with them through the letter, he recognized the need to physically connect so he is sending Tychicus to be with the people and minister in person.
We all need connection. That has been the most difficult part of covid is that we all long for connection with others. We need it and when we don’t get it, we struggle with everything from self-doubt and misperceptions to full on depression and hopelessness. You see, other people provide context to the world we live in and the experiences we go through. They encourage us and ground us, laugh with us and dream with us. We need others. Paul knew that and sent someone to actually deliver his message in person. Will we commit to connecting with others? We need others!