“Greet Priscilla and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers. The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you” (2 Timothy 4:19-22)
Listen to the list of the first saints in Europe. The Lord has called many who have come in faith and are amongst the witnesses. There are a cloud of witnesses to the faith. You have been called to be amongst them. Come then and live into this faith that you have been given. Do not be counted as great in the world but be counted as among the saints of glory whom the Lord has called.
Lord, it is a matter of right priorities. Guide me, Lord, so that no matter my position in this world I may be guided by the gift of grace for the world to come. You have given me grace and mercy, enough to live into the life that comes through faith. Help me to live the better portion and be guided by Your Word in all that I say and do. Lead me, Lord, with right priorities and in the right direction.
Thank You Lord Jesus for preparing the way to walk humbly with You into eternity. Guide me this day to join with the cloud of witnesses that have followed You. May Your Spirit be with my spirit that in all I say and do, You are present and leading me. Guide me, O Lord, now and forever in the way of everlasting life. You are the One who leads and must lead. Teach me to follow. Amen.