Grace and Peace

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”
(2 Corinthians 1:2).

Grace and peace.

Can you think of anything needed more desperately in our time than grace and peace?

We live in an age where deserved judgment is distributed liberally while undeserved gifts are hard to find. We need grace. We live in a violent world of crime and war. We worry, tossing and turning through the night. We need peace.

But do these words mean anything anymore? Have they lost their meaning? Have they become cliche? What can we do to recapture the meaning?

Maybe we begin the process by realizing God gives grace. God gives peace. God can make grace and peace a reality in our life experience. Today I will pause and reflect on the grace God has poured out on me and the peace that grace affords. And after I have soaked for a while in grace and peace, I will try using the words in a meaningful way. Saying them. Meaning them. Living them.

I need grace and peace. We all need grace and peace. Could today be the day that I reclaim the richness of these words?

Father God,
Thank You for your grace and peace.
May I help You pour?
In Jesus’ name,

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