1 I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle. People have not sent me. No human authority has sent me. I have been sent by Jesus Christ and by God the Father. God raised Jesus from the dead. 2 All the brothers and sisters who are with me join me in writing. We are sending this letter to you, the members of the churches in Galatia. 3 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. 4 Jesus gave his life for our sins. He set us free from this evil world. That was what our God and Father wanted. 5 Give glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.
I read this short introduction to this letter and am struck by Paul’s certainty. He writes with such clarity and confidence. God has set him on a path, given him a message. God himself has sent him, and because he knows this, he speaks boldly and with passion. Paul speaks as one who has fully grasped God’s love for his people and his desire to see them living in the truth.
May I be like Paul – certain of who sends me, sure of who I am called to reach and confident in the God I serve and His victory over sin. ‘To God be the glory for ever and ever’. Like Paul, may my life declare the glory of God and His salvation; may I be a carrier of His grace and peace wherever I go and with whoever God places in my world. Amen
Written by Rosie Walker