Philippians 4:10-13 NIV
 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.  I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Last words from our prisoner friend! How can we know contentment? This is the great aim of the world but here in this most unexpected of places is someone who has found the secret!
I read something this week from a pastor in Syria:
I am very happy with what God is doing and to see that in a time of war and tragedy the church is offering something entirely different: joy and hope. People are praying, going out on the streets. I pray with them to commit their lives to Christ.
I see people who were in despair have hope again.
Lord Jesus, let us look for contentment in you and not in our circumstances today.