In an unprecedented season of Global uncertainty, PJ Smyth draws parallels with the Phillipian church that found itself in similarly trying circumstances.
In the midst of an uncertain future Paul writes to the Phillipian church to strengthen them. He reminds them of their status as sons and daughters of their Father God, the wider group of churches and leaders standing shoulder to shoulder with them, and finally the joy of relationships within a local church community.
These facets of partnership undergird us in tough seasons. They orient us toward eternity, they are affectionate and encourage us first and foremost to come before an almighty Saviour whose arm is not too short to save.
Finally we are reminded that Paul, finding himself in prison, kept mission front of mind. Through his incarceration the prison guard came to faith. PJ charges each of our churches to courageously reach out to those we are in contact with, as these unique circumstances increasingly create an openness to the Gospel.