Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Dr. Pentecost said that he once gave some Bible readings at Wellesley College, in America, where about three hundred young ladies were being educated. The principal of the College asked him to give them to two of the students who were confined to their room by sickness. On being introduced to them, he inquired if they were Christians. One replied, "I hope so"; the other answered, "Sometimes I think I am, and sometimes I think I am not." Mr. Pentecost said: "If I met your father in Boston and told him that I had met a young lady at Wellesley who said that she thought that you were her father, what would he think?" The tears streamed over her cheeks as she replied, "Do you mean to say that it is our privilege to call God our Father in the same way as our earthly father?" This circumstance was the means of leading her to Christ.
Parallel VersesKJV: Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.