"Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—and all the brothers who are with me,
To the churches of Galatia:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen." - Galatians 1:1-5
As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number: he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields; he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
Go now, follow where Christ calls you and proclaim the message God has given you. Wait in hope for God. Avoid becoming bound up in the business of the world, but live in readiness for the in-breaking of the Kingdom.
May the Father be your haven and your glory; May the Spirit give you courage for the mission; And may Christ Jesus embrace your soul with peace.
"And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,by canceling the record of debt that stood against us."
Creating the vast expanse of the universe, walking in the garden in the cool of day, covenanting with an old man, and wrestling a younger through the night, calling a deliverer and prophet from a fiery bush while whispering to another in a still small voice … a voice that can melt the earth. Leading with a pillar of cloud by day and fire at night, toppling empires and raising up a shepherd king…