Every time

Philippians 1: 3 "I thank my God every time I remember you."

Who are the people in your life that you are most thankful for? Paul's letter to the Philippians opens with a statement that most of us would probably find almost unbelievable, or at least crazy humbling, if it were said about us: "Even just thinking about me causes you to stop and offer thanks?! Every time?!"

But Paul says that of an entire church in our passage today. As we spend the next month in Philippians, we'll start to get a sense of just why it is that Paul is so thankful for this group of people, but it makes me stop and think about who those people are in my life. 

Often they are people who have walked with me through difficult things. People who have laughed with me and shared their table with me. They are people with whom I have also walked in their dark times. And I have had the chance to laugh and share my table with them as well.

Who are those people for you? Take a moment this morning and thank God for them.