“… lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. .” Matthew 28:20
Grasping the entire message of that very strong and comforting promise from Jesus’ own lips is overwhelming. It’s at times, difficult to digest the enormity of His prolific statement for so many reasons. The first that comes to mind is that there isn’t one individual on this face of the earth who loves us the way He does! His unconditional love and His compassionate characteristics are beyond explanation. No, there is no explanation other than “He loves us, so much…that He gave His only begotten Son for us. And, His Son, Jesus Christ, came willingly to be a servant for us, and to serve us in order to defeat death, so that we could be with Him for eternity!
Wow! I know must of you reading this right now are aware of His love, and what He has sacrificed for us. But, for those who are not aware, or who are just coming to know Him…let His words penetrate your mind for a moment.
“…lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world…” Repeat it, meditate on these loving words, and then embrace it with every fiber of your being, and open your heart to Him fully. For He alone is worthy, and He alone is the most high, and He is simply put…what LOVE is all about.
From the beginning of time our Father has wanted a relationship with His children. And He created us for His pleasure (Rev: 4:11 11 — Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.) –because He enjoys us and wants an intimate relationship with us. But, He has always given us a choice whether to reciprocate in kind, or take off as a third of His children did in the first earth age, when Satan was cast from heaven.
When we embrace His doctrine in all we do, and honor Him daily with praise and meditation, along with applying a hands-on practice to His ways, by following the Holy Spirits’ prompting, we are pleasing to Him, and are exhibiting a loving and open heart toward our Father, who is so worthy.
This season, the season of Christ’ coming to “live with us” is a significant piece of who we are as followers. It is a time to share His gospel, His peace, and His love with others, as well as from within.
As we explore the basis for our existence, we should always take into consideration that it is His will that should be done, and His purpose for us as we go forward this season, and every season of our lives until we gain entry into the eternity. But, while we’re here today, love Him…and feel joy at His promises, each and everyone of them. He wants us to remind Him that we know of those promises, (Isaiah 43:26- Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.)
Most important of all…keep honoring Him all of your might, heart, body and mind. And, remember, “He is with you always, even until the end of this age” Praise His name!
“Father, thank You for the promises in Your word, and for the sacrifices that you’ve made for Your children since the beginning of time. Thank You for all the miracles You’ve given us from the beginning of time, and continue to do to this very day, and thank You for Your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who through Him we are able to share in eternity, and through Him, our Sins are blotted out. I love You, and I serve only You, now and always. May those who are not aware of Your incredible ways come to know You, and love You as Your followers do, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 3:15-18 KJV