Heralded by the Apostle Paul as a diakonon (deacon or minister) of the church in Cenchrea, Phoebe was Paul’s emissary to Rome, carrying with her the Epistle to the Romans. The Apostle Paul boasts of her labor and service in the church, urging the Roman believers to receive her and to support to and aid her in any capacity that she directed, bringing their attention to the worthiness showcased through her personal service and support to many, including the Apostle Paul himself.
It is of note that during such a turbulent time for believers, it was this woman that was chosen by Paul to deliver his epistle to the Church in the very capital of the Roman Empire. There is no doubt that she had proven herself trustworthy of such a task. If it were not for her courage and calling, we would not hold in our hands the precious Epistle carrying the Words,
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.Romans 10:9