Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


December 7, 2011

Think of the many names that have touched your life.  Oh, it's not names, but the names symbolize real human beings.  From family members, neighbors, school-teachers, coaches, co-workers--on and on.  So much more than just names.

Greet Apelles, whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test.
Greet those who belong to the household off Aristobulus.
                                                --Romans 16:10 TNIV 
Paul closes his love letter to the Romans with "Greet."  Seventeen times he "greets" someone.  These people are so much more than names.  Read through verses 3-16.  Observe how richly, tenderly Paul speaks of these people with these very Roman names.  These are friends of the heart.  These are people shaping one another’s lives.  These are people who make life life!
Ponder who you need to greet.  Who are the "Apelles" and "Aristobulus" that have made you?  Right them a note.  Give them a call.  Say a prayer for them.  They are so much more than just names.
Dale Patterson