Devos of the Week: 1 Thessalonians 1:1

“To the church of Thessalonica…Grace to you and peace.”  Paul’s begins with “grace and peace.”  There are many longing for grace and peace to be a reality in their lives.  Imagine if our church gatherings started with a welcoming “grace and peace” both in word and action. Imagine if running the sound, rushing to do the program, and recruiting a new volunteer gave way to welcoming everyone with grace and peace.  How would this change our churches and worship?  What could you do to offer grace and peace to others? – Holy Spirit, give us grace and peace in Jesus. Amen.