So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus will tell you everything. He is a dear brother and a faithful minister in the Lord. I am sending him to you for this very purpose, to let you know how we are and to encourage your hearts. Peace be to the brothers and sisters and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who have an undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.
How do we keep in touch? I wonder how many folk are beginning to write their Christmas 'round up' letters (and send to people they have not had contact with for the year) Whatever the motive, it is good to catch up).
We know he lived in a different world, but St Paul sent a friend to share news. Paul wanted folk to hear how he was and what he was up to. He wanted folk to be encouraged by good news. It is good to catch up.
May I encourage you to take the time to 'catch up' with someone today. Drop them an email. Make a phone call. Send a text. Encourage them. Maybe pray the prayer and blessing St Paul offers over them.
Grace be with all who have an undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen