Tychicus

Ephesians 6:21. “But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:”

Acts 20:4 tells us that Tychicus had accompanied Paul into Asia, with several others. He is mentioned again in Colossians 4:7 as a messenger from Paul to the church in Colosse, and again Paul describes him as a faithful minister and fellowservant. Paul mentions him again in II Timothy 4:12, and again in Titus 3:12.

Apparently Tychicus was a member of Paul’s retinue, and stayed with him through his imprisonments, bearing letters and news from Paul to the churches, and back from the churches to Paul.

What a privileged position! To be so close to the one God chose to pen so much of the New Testament, talking with him, serving him, being the messenger back and forth between him and the people in the churches he’d helped establish.

Sometimes the most obscure people in the Bible had some very precious, very important tasks to fulfill.  I think Tychicus was one of those.

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