Now Timothy has returned to us from you and has given us good news about your faithfulness and love! He says that you always have good memories about us and that you want to see us as much as we want to see you.
Because of this, brothers and sisters, we were encouraged in all our distress and trouble through your faithfulness.
For now we are alive if you are standing your ground in the Lord.
How can we thank God enough for you, given all the joy we have because of you before our God?
Night and day, we pray more than ever to see all of you in person and to complete whatever you still need for your faith.
Now may our God and Father himself guide us on our way back to you.
May the Lord cause you to increase and enrich your love for each other and for everyone in the same way as we also love you.
May the love cause your hearts to be strengthened, to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his people. Amen.