“Give my greetings…to Nympha and the church in her house.” 4:15

I’m thankful to the Lord for this brief, yet complete reference to a godly woman in ministry. A woman whom Paul greatly values. A woman with whom he is friends. A woman who is a faithful minister, offering her home for the Gospel of Christ and His Church. Paul appropriately treats her as his equal in Christ.

In some circles, Paul is believed to be a chauvinist, a man who devalues women and their position with Christ. Yet, we see him giving a woman, Nympha, and her hospitality, a permanent place in the Holy Word of God. It was a humble greeting between friends. He loved her.

As a woman saved by grace, I have value and purpose in God’s Kingdom. Thank you, Paul, for your words of greeting and encouragement.