The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
3 John 1:1,2 ESV
I really appreciate the opening sentences of the Apostle John's letter to Gaius. It is his prayer that Gaius enjoy a sense of well-being in all of his life, like he enjoys in his soul. “As it goes well with your soul.” What a beautiful thought. When we are in Christ it does go well with our soul. Sin has been washed away, we are new in Christ and eternity in heaven waits for us.
Our spiritual well-being truly is the greatest of gifts that we enjoy in Christ. The inner peace that comes from spiritual well-being helps us to cope with anything else that life may send our way. It is John's prayer that every other aspect of Gaius' life will go as well for him, as it does for his soul. This should be our prayer for all those we love in the faith. We should pray that every aspect of their will go as well for them as it does for their soul.
So today, let's make that our prayer for our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Let's pray that “all” would go well for them. Let us also pray for those that we know that are not in Christ. Let's pray for them that they would come to Him and find the spiritual well-being that their souls need.
© 2013 Leo J. Woodman