GOD AND TITUS
I found no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother…Our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus.
II Corinthians 2:13; 7:5, 6
Thank God for the humanness of Paul! Every lonely preacher, far from home, without rest in flesh or spirit, finds a kindred soul in these verses. We miss Titus, whether a brother or a dear one far from us. True, we have God, but we need the touch of a human hand and God often comforts us by Titus. It takes both God and Titus to cheer the castdown. Paul had his helpers, like Onesiphorus, who oft refreshed him, and like Luke and Timothy.
But when the day came that “all men forsook” him, he could say, “Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me.” There may come a time when Titus cannot reach us, but when it comes God will get through. And in the last valley where the dearest cannot go along we need fear no evil “for thou art with me.”