Paul, Silas, and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving and Prayer
3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. 4 Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring. 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4
The two key elements of the Christian life are encapsulated in these verses. Their faith had been growing, and their love had been spreading. Perhaps even their love was growing because of their faith in Christ.
In an event, we should learn a strong lesson about the power of faith and love in our lives. Those two characteristics could easily change us and the world around us.
Are you up for the challenge?