Today we begin the first letter from Paul to the church in Thessalonica. The beauty of Paul’s letters is they are applicable for all time, including our present circumstances. In this letter, Paul wrote to the Thessalonians to help strengthen their faith. This particular church was very young (less than two years old) and they needed to continue to mature in their faith as they allowed themselves to be distracted by things that had little value in serving Christ in their present circumstances. This letter is applicable to us because we do the same thing every day. We allow ourselves to be distracted by our present circumstances and lose site of the process God that leads us through the fabric of His eternal plan. Let us take the time to trust in Him to lead us through the hard times knowing we are part of something much bigger than us.