“It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.” 3 John 7-8
It was good that Gaius whom John was writing to in this letter showed great love for the missionary brothers here. It’s not easy to be someone who is spreading the word for of God and get any kind of support. There was this missionary couple I witnessed at a church who testified on their constant struggle to reach this certain group in Thailand, and every time they came back to see Christian bothers and sisters they felt refreshed. They felt loved and energized. Much like here how Gaius is supporting the brothers. I also like how John said, that we all work together for the truth. No matter where you are in the mission field, we are all on a mission to forward God’s love to all.
So no matter where I am in the mission field, if I am on the front lines or if I am on the working lines, it is important to know that we are all serving a great purpose here in spreading the love of Jesus to others. It is equally as important no matter where you are in the field to be able to give support to those who are there and to know that where ever you are in the body of Christ, you are content to to be there. To me that is the hardest, to give support and be content where I am at. Sometimes I’d rather be else where, but I have to realize that God has me exactly where I need to be.
Lord help me to be content and supportive where I am at. It’s not easy. But with you I know I am able.