“…and be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Do you know that Jesus promised to be with you always?! You may feel alone, overwhelmed by your surroundings and situations, but if Jesus, the King of Kings, promised to be with you always, then you can be sure He is. No matter what you may be facing, Jesus is with you. That is a fact and an unshakeable truth.
Yet this verse takes on even more significance if read in the context of which Jesus spoke. Jesus, after revealing Himself to the disciples, commissioned them to be bearers and sharers of the Good News: The Good News that Jesus was no longer dead, but had resurrected. Jesus gave all authority and power in Heaven to His disciples, so that they may be equipped with the spiritual and physical tools to do what He asked: make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Know this friends, we too are included in this Great Commission. Yet Jesus didn’t leave us without the tools to boldly share this Good News. He equipped us too. Moreover, we are not alone. Jesus didn’t just drop the manual on our laps with a few tools to figure out how to fix this broken world. NO, instead, he has equipped us, empowered us and lives in us and is with us, until His work on this earth is finished. That means He is with us forever, until He comes back again! Rejoice you are not alone. Rejoice you have been equipped. Rejoice the King is one day coming again. Now go, have victory in the jaws of defeat, life in the face of death and boldness in all things… The King is alive and He is with you.