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“Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1:1-2).

It takes a team to make big things happen.  This second letter to Thessalonica continues in the ongoing dialog all workers have with the church.  The workers come serving the Lord and there are always things that must be dealt with.  It shall not be this way in eternity, but it is here in this sphere of sin.  See the pattern and be a part of the cure and not a part of the problem.  Live in the Lord as you have been called to do.

Lord, it does seem strange and yet not so strange that in every generation there are those who continue in the pattern of this world.  Lead me out of that pattern and into the routine of doing things the heavenly way.  Guide me now and always to see that in You is all hope and the only future worth living.  Guide me to know that You have come that we may have abundant hope.

Lord Jesus, the blessing of Trinity is always with us because of what You have done to reconcile us by grace through faith.  Teach me each day how to trust more and more that the faith You have given me may lead me deeper into You.  Help me receive the workers You send so that I may be guided according to Your will.  Through all things, may I be blessed in this new life You have given me.  Amen.