One of the coolest things I find about the Apostle Paul is not just how he loves the Lord, but also how he loves his co-laborers in Christ. In this passage we see Paul refer to Timothy affectionately as a son, and Epaphroditus as a brother, co-worker, and fellow soldier. The bonds between these servants of Jesus have been forged in the service of Christ together. How amazing it is to serve the King alongside others who love Jesus and also love you. Is there anyone that you serve Jesus alongside that you love like family? Is there anyone that you’ve personally invested in that you see bearing fruit for the Lord? Maybe there is a fellow soldier in the Lord that has made great personal sacrifice to help care for your needs. Take a moment today to thank the Lord for the fellow brothers and sisters that have been placed in your life. Then take a moment to thank them too!