Tears of Adorations and Love
I don’t have the foggiest idea when Timothy sobbed with Paul.
Many propose, and I think this has merit, that this likely happened when Paul was unexpectedly rearrested, torn from Timothy’s organization, and hauled off to his last detainment in Rome.
Where this happened we don’t know. Actually, I think it likely occurred in the city of Troas.
Paul didn’t have the opportunity to return and get his possessions. Abruptly, amidst the horrible episode of abuse against Christians, a band of Roman warriors got him and, with no clarification hauled him away as a detainee. Thinking back, Paul could see Timothy’s anguished face and noticed the tears running down the cheeks of this young fellow as he watched his beyond a reasonable doubt adored dad in the confidence hauled off to prison. Paul says, I can’t fail to remember that.
Each time I consider you, Timothy, I see the tears running down your face, and it causes me to appeal to God for you.
Numerous years back I encouraged a Sunday school class of secondary school young men in Chicago. I was 21 at that point, and those young men, who were in their initial adolescents, were very little more youthful than I.
Among them were two young men whom I was especially near. I had invested a ton of energy with them. We had considered the Word together and supplicated together; we had done some great things together. They were of high repute to me, and I to them. In any case, at that point the opportunity arrived when I needed to leave Chicago and return to live in Denver. That was one of those minutes when you realize you presumably won’t see your companions once more.
My companions accompanied me to the train station, and, as we bid farewell on the stage, I recall so well the tears running down their countenances. For a long time, at whatever point I thought about that occasion, I was moved to appeal to God for those two young men since I recollected their tears of affection when we bid farewell.
This is the thing that the missionary is expounding on here. Is there somebody you are contemplating, a caring somebody you needed to leave whose tears you recollect? It is safe to say that you are reminded, as Paul was helped to remember Timothy, to appeal to God for that somebody? Like Paul, recall that individual continually in your supplications when you think about their tears of love.