And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. – Matthew 28:20 (ESV)
It is more than a statement. It is a promise. Jesus is Emmanuel- “God WITH us”. God is not a man that He should lie. Jesus’ Name is Faithful and True. If He makes a promise to you, He has every intention of fillfilling the promise. The Bible is full of stories of God fulfilling His promises to mankind.
Matthew 28:20 are words in red. Spoken from the Son of God and Man Himself. I love that it was not simply something He spoke through Paul or Peter or even John. But a promise directly from Himself.
He did not say:
“I will be with you only when everything is going good”
“I will be with you only when you get things right.”
“I will be with only when you are on the mountaintop”
“I will be with you only when you can feel Me”
But that’s how we live some of the times. Wondering where He is when we are struggling or hurting. Leaning on our emotions feeling like God has abandoned or forsaken us in the darkness.
Jesus said He would be with us always even to the end of the age.
He will be with us through it all. All of the ups and down. Through all of the struggles and victories. Through all of the questions and doubts. Every bit of it…even the messy parts. All the way to the end.
He wants to go on this journey of life with you. Whatever season of life you are in, He is with you and He is near you. By faith believe that. By faith take hold of it. It’s a promise.
And I will be with you, day after day, to the end of the age. – Matthew 28:20 (The Voice)