Paul writes to Christians in Philippi from a jail cell in Ephesus. In all of Paul's struggles he continues to be confident that God is working. God started a work and He will complete it. The sign of his Grace is that he has granted the Philippians to suffer for the sake of the Messiah, just as Jesus has suffered for our sake. Is this Grace and Good news?! Yes! The way of God's love through the cross is the only path of Joy that truly lasts. The Philippians had to experience that and Christians today are called to the same Grace.