Good morning to you.
I (Mike) was sitting wondering how the folk in the church at Galatia responded when Paul's letter was first read to them. I would have been awestruck. Just imagine hearing this:
"Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (Galatians 1:3-5)
Wow! So much packed into that opening sentence. Paul
• Passes on God's grace and peace to you. Receive it.
• Reminds us that the work of Christ, rescuing us from a life of sin, was according to the Father's will. God had you in mind all along.
• All of this was for God's eternal glory.
When we take all this in, then we, like Paul, will say: "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." (Galatians 6:14)
So, as we worship together today, let's give Him all the glory.
Mike and Daphne