Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 5, 2010

What is the best gift you can imagine? Money? Diamonds? Vacations, a car? Does it matter who gave you that gift?

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Philippians 1:2 TNIV

On numerous occasions, Paul writes in his letters the common blessing above. It is a powerful, life-changing greeting, this blessing! Know it or not, it's the greatest gift. Not diamonds, or money, or even a trip to a cool glamorous place in a hot, hot, summer, but grace--unmerited favor, and peace--a calm assurance of God's presence even in The Valley of the Worst That Life has to Offer. These gifts are the greatest you can ever receive, and even better they come from the best giver. This giver, our Father and Lord, will never renege, will never take them back, or give up on you.

So I bid you the greatest gifts, and from the greatest giver (not me, of course): Grace and peace to you today from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Receive the gifts with joy!

Dale Patterson