(Galatians 1:3 KJV) Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
When did the church stop calling down grace and peace in a regular way? Did it fade because frequency often desensitizes? Did it disappear when Christianity was legalized and people did not feel so dependent any more? Think about what this should bring to mind. We are saved by grace. We are carried by grace. It is God’s love in motion. Out lives would be futile without it.
And peace.... This is not the peace of the treaty and a strong police force. This is the inner peace that comes from having read the book and knowing how the story ends. Do you know the thrill of riding a roller coaster or its modern descendants? When you go over that first cliff you ask yourself, “What am I doing here?” Some people scream and carry on. It is just an act. In their hearts they know they are safe. They know the engineers have designed the structure. They know the bolts have been checked. They know they will come through it alive. We have that same assurance. We may wonder what we are doing here, but in our hearts we know God’s grace so we know God’s peace.
So? Relax and enjoy the ride!