Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 1:7

Shalom the great Hebrew word for peace. Shalom means wholeness, freedom from pain or fear, reconciliation of all things to God through the work of Christ. To experience this peace is to know the blessing of a right relationship with God, with others, and within oneself.

When Jesus came to the disciples in the closed, locked room of their fear after the crucifixion, his first word to them was ‘Shalom. Peace be with you.’ (Jn.20:19)

Daily Reading: Exodus 4