At the beginning of Colossians 2, Paul emphasizes his commitment to the people in Colossia and Laodicea. “I want you to realize that I continue to work as hard as I know how for you, and also for the Christians over at Laodicea. Not many of you have met me face-to-face, but that doesn’t make any difference. Know that I’m on your side, right alongside you. You’re not in this alone. I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God.”
I want you to know how much we appreciate your commitment to the people in India and Nepal. Your devotion and support for many people that you have never met face to face is an immense encouragement. The lone pastor on the side of a mountain in Nepal is not alone. The little girl rescued from a life on the street is not alone. The family in a remote village living on the brink of extreme poverty is not alone. You are with them in spirit and support.
Lord, help us to make our lives a continual offering of quiet commitment to thread love through the torn garments of society. In our homes, our neighborhoods, our city, our world, may your love be made known more and more as we offer our time, treasure and talents to the propulsion of your Kindgdom come. Amen.