READING: Leviticus 14:33-16:44, Matthew 27:57-28:20
It’s just one word among the 780,000+ words in the English language Bible. Just one word: “always.”
In Matthew’s version of the Great Commission, that’s how long Jesus said He would be with His followers. Always.
- If God sends us to the roughest part of our city, He is with us. Always.
- If He calls us to the most dangerous part of the world, He’s with us. Always.
- If there are few other believers wherever God sends us, He’s fully with us. Always.
- If we face health difficulties or family struggles, He is with us. Always.
- If natural disaster takes away everything we own, He will still be with us. Always.
- If we feel lonely and isolated, He is with us. Always.
- If we’re searching for a church home, He is with us. Always.
I could, of course, go on and on, for there’s no situation when He’s not with us. It’s just one word—always—but it drips with Christian hope.
PRAYER: “What can I say, Father? Thank You for Your promise to be with me always.”
DAILY ACTION STEP: Wonder at Christ’s promise no matter what you face today.
TOMORROW’S READING: Weekend is for catch-up and review
MONDAY’S READING: Leviticus 17-19, Mark 1:1-34