How do we always rejoice? When the report from the doctor isn’t what we hoped? When the job situation isn’t good? When our kids are making destructive choices? How do we rejoice when we don’t see anything positive in our circumstances?
We’re the generation most equipped to know what’s next, with paper planners, and calendar apps on our phones. And yet, much like Paul in his letter to the Philippians, we have no knowledge of, and no control over, what happens next.
In Philippians 2 Paul calls the church to radical unity, a unity born of the gospel that will bring light to the darkness of their generation setting aside selfish ambition and vain conceit.
Paul’s letter to the Philippians was written while he was in prison. Yet it’s considered his most joyful letter. Could you write a message of joy and thanks from prison?