I don’t know who was more overjoyed, or relieved – Reuben or us. Perhaps it was dependent upon whoever was sharing. For we mutually encouraged one another by the good news we were each privy to.
All was well at the hiding place according to his account. And for him to hear from us that Tomas was well gave him immense satisfaction.
The fact that he was here was the result of his search for Tomas. The trail that he had pieced together to follow him, lead him to us.
He strongly considered going on to Babylon, but we dissuaded him. It was very providential to have him with us as we left the plain behind and climbed into the hills.