From Transform Work UK 

Bible verses: Galatians 1:3-5

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Today's Thought

First the good news…

I was very struck reading through Galatians how this whole letter is structured rather like an appraisal with a promising member of staff (although rather more bluntly put than in currently acceptable HR terms!)….with a tendency to make dreadful blunders, some of which we’ll come on to.

Throughout, Paul makes encouraging statements, “suggestions for improvement” (let’s be kind), and gives examples from his own experience, rather like a coach would.

And as you would for a nervous team member, he starts with the good stuff. However bad things are, by definition the Great Appraiser is not ready to give up on us. There is always grace and peace.

Prayer for today

Heavenly Father,

On this Monday morning as I face a busy new week at work, help me remember there is always grace and peace.