Joy of Christian Fellowship
But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time
in presence, not in heart,endeavoured the more abundantly
to see your face with great desire.
1 Thess. 2:17
Paul had experienced the joy of Christian fellowship. Although
he had to leave Thessalonica, he was most eager to return there.
Why ? Because he had had such a fantastic time with those people
who had responded to the Gospel. Even when Satan hindered Paul's
visit to his Christian friends at Thessalonica, he could never deprive
the apostle of his fond memories, nor of the decorations he would receive
at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Surely there is a future, and your HOPE will not be cut off.