"The things which have happened to me , have FURTHERED the GOSPEL.
Paul "seen" God's hand in everything , whether free or in bonds. It's easy for us to "think" that we may be going around in circles, going no-where , dead end job or relationships.
Paul knew that the church brethren, the "pilgrim pals" were thinking , Oh No ! , paul is in jail , what will become of the church , the gospel . Paul tells them not to be dismayed -- for God is working thru ALL situations ----
Do we think we are beating the air , motion and no direction like a "bug" on a window pane, going in circles... -- U worked for years to get that "degree" only to be "stuck" in a cubicle in an office -- Missions is your heart and here U are in "bonds" answering a phone --
Let us re-affirm and re-commit to HIM -- WHO IS ABLE to cause us to abound in All things.
good "pilgrim pals" , U all are praying one for another -- Claire heard from Pilot and has been blessed -- Vicki has encouraged us -- Our Terry is in the "battle" lifting us up -- Lil M is helping leading the "charge" -- Jel prays in the shadows -- Saija remembers "us" -- Felisol always sends us love -- LPP and LMG tells us we are great when "we" think they and their family is great --- Donna , what can we say about Donna , even if she is hurting , she is caring and doing -- there are more of course, pilgrim David and the many names not mentioned here --