Paul began a number of his letters to the churches by writing, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. “What a marvelous salutation and blessing for his people. It is also what you should take seriously as God’s desire for you in this day. “Grace to you” is the hand of our Lord extended to take your hand in the desire to walk with you through all parts of this day. With His hand you have a sense of His guidance and direction for the tasks and decisions of today. With His hand you have the assurance of strength sufficient for today’s needs. With His hand you have the security that nothing can separate you from Him, and in that is a depth of peace that passes human understanding. Know today that because of the grace you have received in our Lord Jesus Christ you are held by the hand of our Father who loves you with an everlasting love, and will never let you go.