Matthew 28:20 "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
This promise constitutes one of the most precious realities of life. "I am with you always." There is never a single moment when we are alone.
Present with us believers wherever we are is this Jesus, our Redeemer, our ever-living Lord, our never-failing friend. He gave His life on the cross to make us His own. By faith we become His followers, saved by grace.
"I am with you always." More accurately, "I am with you all the days , to the very end of the age." As we live out our lives, our days vary. There are days of loneliness, days of frustration and worry, days of illness, days of success, days of bereavement, days of tragedy, days of disappointment, days of heartache, days of tension. We come face to face with good days and bad days, with happy days and sad days, days when we feel close to God and days when we wonder whether God will ever be near again, days when we feel strong and days when we feel weak, days when we are able to conquer temptation and days when we succumb to it.
Jesus said, "I am with you all the days" -- every last one of them. Never for one moment will you be alone again. This never-failing presence of Jesus must be a source of constant strength to us Christians as we realize and enjoy the nearness of our Lord and Savior.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, in everything we do and wherever we may be, help us be fully aware of Your gracious presence. Amen.
(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House (out of print). For information on other devotional materials call 1-800-325-3040.)
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