Don?t Wait Till It Is Too Late
In 2 Timothy 4:13 and 21 Paul wrote from the prison in Rome to Timothy, a faithful friend and preacher, ?Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas and the books, especially the parchments. Do your utmost to come before winter.? When a man approaches the end of his life he is fortunate if he has a few friends upon whom he can depend to the utmost. When the apostle Paul came to the end of the way he had at least three such friends. One of his friends was Christ,the One who laid down His life for us all. Another of his friends was that man whose face we usually see first and last In Paul?s life, his personal physician. This friend Paul handed down to immortality with the imperishable phrases: ?Luke , the beloved physician.,? and ?Only Luke is with me.?