Restitution – Colossians 4:10

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Colossians 4:10
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)

Ever wonder why the last sentence says what it does? It’s because of these verses in Acts 15.

Acts 15:36-39
Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.

They parted ways over Mark. But now in Colossians we see Paul welcoming him. What brought the change to start accepting Mark again? We don’t know. But is there anyone YOU need to welcome back?

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until next time, shalom!

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