2 Corinthians 4:15-16, NIV: All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

I give a personal note to you today. You who I cannot see but I know you are there. Sometimes you seem so very far away, and other times, quite near. Im glad you are there, and that our Lord has blessed you, and keeps you, and watches over you. You may be miles away from me, but God is with us each. In His Spirit, he draws near. In prayer you find His guidance. And in His Word, you can almost see His salutation: I hope this finds you well. It is my hope for you that these words find you well. That you are encouraged and lifted up by God, and that regardless of your circumstances, you can see the joy set before you in Him. You cannot always see Him, but you know He is there. He sometimes seems so far away, yet sometimes, very near. He is so very glad to be there with you today, and I know in my heart that He hopes this finds you well.