He Apostle Paul desires that the Philippians appreciate Epaphroditus and his ministry to Paul even as he does. “Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard; because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was deficient in your service to me” (Php 2:29-30). Epaphroditus went over and beyond carrying out his assignment of delivering their gift to Paul in prison than they expected. He almost died as he continued to minister to Paul. You also may have the privilege of entrusting yourself to Christ as His instrument of blessing to those in need.