Sunday, July 08, 2012
"But we were gentle among you, even as a mother cherisheth her children: So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us..........
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and implored every one of you, as a father doth his children." 1Thess 2:7,8,11
The first thing that stood out in this passage was, "not the gospel of God only," as though that were not enough, but one can't read this passage without sensing the Godly connection that was given to Paul for these brothers and sisters. A message of salvation alone would not do, he was compelled by God to pour out his love and affection that they would not only hear the Gospel of love but feel the trinity of love in the Fatherhood, motherhood and brotherhood Paul displayed.