Grace and Peace

During Sunday’s sermon, we looked at the important phrase “grace and peace.” Paul used it when he wrote:

“Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:3).”

After an analysis of the Greek word for grace (charis), theologian William Barclay concluded:

“When Paul prays for grace to be bestowed on his friends, it is as if he were saying: ‘May the beauty of the undeserved love of God be on you, so that it will make your life lovely, too.'”

I like that. Grace be with you today and every day.