Almost every individual, at some point in their life, has had the experience of walking into a pitch-black room. We have the natural reaction of wanting to bring light into the darkness, to look for a light switch or turn on a flashlight.
Why is it that we don’t like being in that darkness? We certainly don’t like being alone. If we don’t have the comfort of another person’s voice, we certainly want to bring light in as a source of security.
When you feel alone, and call out to God, how do you know that He is there? How do you know He will answer?
“…I [God] am with you always!” — Matthew 28:20
As a Christ-follower, the scripture reminds us that He has separated us from sin because He is our Lord and Savior. We are in Christ; we are not alone! He has given us something new.
“By the Spirit, the Father and Son make a home in us.” — John 14:23
Right where I don’t want to go, I find Jesus already is there. He even sends me to engage the people who will scoff at the mention of His name. I’d like to avoid them, to keep away from controversy. But the Lord who continues to mix it up in the world He is reclaiming, reminds me: “You are in me, and I am sending My gospel into the world. So you can trust that I am with you as you go into those tricky conversations.”
“Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” — Matthew 28:20 (NLT)
Our Father, which art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory forever.