In Romans 16:7, the apostle Paul recognizes Junia as a “fellow prisoner.” Along with a person called Andronicus, he writes that they were “of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.” It sounds like Junia was a pretty popular apostle. She was faithfully serving God even before Paul was converted. And even though she is only mentioned once, the context in which she is mentioned says a lot about her.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
– Romans 8:35-37
The world is a big place. The people who live here number in the billions. And we are different in size, shape, age, height, color, language, culture, beliefs, interests, dislikes. Despite these differences, there is one thing that a group of us have in common. Those who have decided to let Jesus be their Savior share a love that is everlasting.