However, Paul said that he was going to send Epaphroditus, who was also a co-worker with Paul. He had been sent by the Philippians to Paul. Epaphroditus had been ill, so sick that he nearly died. Paul did not want him to suffer any more. The Philippians could then rejoice in seeing him again. Thus, Paul wanted them to welcome back Epaphroditus, since he had come close to death in his service to Jesus Christ. He wanted all of them to rejoice in the Lord.