Epistles written in flesh
What a great picture story that presents ! Today on tv, one sees ads for "Wills, Living Wills, Trusts, even leaving one's acquired possessions to Christian Organizations"
We all know stories of how relatives that U never see, upon a death of a loved one, show up to help dismantle a home ! We've seen funny movies of such escapades, even two relatives pulling on a treasured "piece" from the deceased.
The WORD shows us a "glimpse" of a Legacy being formed and left by one of the greatest New Testament writers, the humble preacher Paul. Paul was preaching in the temple in Jerusalem, a mob forms, they drag him out of the temple, shut the doors and proceed to start killing him, they are beating him to death when soldiers arrive and rescue him. A young man is watching all this, terrified, yelling , frantic, it was Paul's nephew. This young man who idolized his uncle, seen him go from a Leader of the Pharisees, a man with authority to persecute Christians to a man struck blind, saved by the Grace of Jesus Christ, heard his uncle while sitting in his mom's home, tell of his conversion and his mission to spread the Good News. This nephew was present when Paul was preaching, seen him attacked and being beat, watched him go to the Roman prison and heard of the "death vow" made by zealots bent on murdering his uncle. ACTS 23:16
This nephew seen this living epistle in his uncle, and no doubt went on to live a life that was Christ centered as well. He was not left a legacy of houses or wealth but a legacy that endures for all time , The Gospel of Grace written in the Epistle of flesh called Paul.
LET US BE EPISTLES of the GRACE of GOD.