There’s a small verse in the New Testament, almost hidden inside the book of 1 Thessalonians. Paul writes words of heartfelt gratitude and perspective to a church he founded.
In 1 Thessalonians 2:8 he writes, “Because we loved you, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well. ”
Paul captures the heart of the church, relational ministry, and the depth of relationships in God’s family in one small verse. This verse, to me, has become an anthem of sorts as I consider the rich ministry I’ve been able to share with so many.