Today’s passage says this: “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Why was Apostle Paul greeting all churches with the grace and peace of the Lord? We sometimes get upset at children who fail to appreciate small gifts, yet we undervalue God’s immeasurable gifts of grace and peace. Instead, we seek the possessions and shallow experiences the world offers. It is true that, for many believers, compared to the big and bright ‘packages’ of our culture, grace and peace appear insignificant. But when we unwrap them, we discover God’s wonderful dealings with us. My brother, my sister, inside the tiny package called “grace and peace,” we find an inexhaustible treasure of God’s daily presence in our lives.
Apostle Paul used these two words to greet all churches to whom he wrote, not to offer them something new, but as a means to remind them of what they already possessed in Christ. Today, allow me to invite you to thank God for His grace and for the peace He has offered you. Thus, I pray: “May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.” Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.