3 John 1:13-15 (NIV): “I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink. I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.”
COMMENTARY: Never in the history of the world has mankind had such amazing tools by which to communicate. With today’s technology, John could have said something like this: “I had many things to overnight express, email, post on my website or social media, or share through Zoom. Instead, I’ll wait until we can meet in-person.” John knew there are times, situations and issues when nothing can replace eyeball to eyeball, heart to heart, person to person communication.
APPLICATION: By all means, your business should take full advantage of these new communications tools and technologies. However, there’s an inherent danger in relying entirely upon these tools. That is, we can go into a cocoon and lose the personal touch that only comes from face-to-face visits.
Today, think about your company’s sales and customer service operations. Perhaps it’s time to resurrect some of those “old fashioned” sales calls, plant tours and open houses that you used to do.
For Further Exploration
For further exploration about Romans 8:28 (KJV)，read Eagerly Awaiting Bodily Redemption for Ourselves and God’s Creation (Romans 8:18–30) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.