She has been a great help
to many people, including me.
           —Romans 16:2

Paul wanted to visit his brothers and sisters in Rome. That trip was put on hold, so he wrote them a letter. But Paul was in Corinth, 1500 miles from Rome. No USPS, UPS, or FedEx. How would he get his letter to them?

Enter Phoebe, a businesswoman that lived in Cenchrea, a suburb of Corinth. This gutsy lady stepped up and volunteered to take Paul’s letter to Rome. A dangerous trip for sure. But off she went, making the 1500 mile trek with the most important theological document in history tucked under her robe.

Phoebe couldn’t have written Romans, but Rome wouldn’t have received it, and we wouldn’t have read it if it weren’t for her.

Volunteer is a word without
meaning until defined by action.

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