“We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly[a] mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
- 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3
Remembering someone can bring about an array of emotions and thoughts. When we remember old friends from high school, we typically recall the dumb things we would do in class, that one weird memory from math class, and the like. When we remember people that have passed away that we miss dearly, we may feel a mixture of sadness and joy at the same time. When we remember these things and these people, we are remembering not just the name of the person, but the reason they were impactful to us. When Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy wrote this introduction to the Thessalonians, they were not just recalling names, but the deep conviction and love for Christ and His purpose. The people left a lasting memory on those three men because of the lasting impact left on them from a single man. What about you? Why will you be remembered? Take a moment and consider what God has done in your life, and make sure the world sees it. Be a witness for God!