“Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord” (Romans 16 v 8)
““Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.”
His name is often appropriated to slaves or those who used to be so.
The Apostle isn’t swayed by a person’s past or even perhaps their present.
But in a few words we see the heart of this great man. We see his love, his kindness and tenderness.
How deeply moving to see someone in high office with such a heart for another who was at a place of lesser authority than him?
It is one of the joys of my life to see my Pastors that I serve do exactly this week in and week out. They love. They continue to find new ways to show kindness. Amazing things happen when people are loved. Christian social media news has been going crazy lately over a testimony of such love. “The co-founder of a Satanic movement in South Africa is telling his personal story about choosing to leave Satanism after his heart was overwhelmed with the love of Jesus” (CBN) How did he experience this miracle? A Christian lady hugged him and he had never experienced such unconditional love before.
My dear friend and my beloved in the Lord. Whatever was going on in Ampliatus’ life he knew the great Apostle loved him and I reckon that had a major impact on his life.