Text: Romans 15:22-33 – Often in the busyness of life, we fail to stop and reflect. Reflection helps us put things in perspective and ask the question: “What is the bigger picture?” As Pastor Russ reminds us, we beneficiaries of the input and influence of those who have lived before us. We are also benefactors to those who come after us – the next generation. The Apostle Paul reflected on his role in God’s plan as he writes these concluding comments in Romans 15. Like Paul, we are a link in a chain and God has place us here specifically at this point in time to be faithful in what he has called us to.