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I WILL N E V E R LEAVE YOU

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Matthew 28:20

 

“Lo, I AM with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

 

Every word is emphatic.

The Ascension was at hand!

This implied an absence of His visible Presence,

to be replaced by a Spiritual Presence,

more perfect,

potent,

effectual,

infinite.

It is I Myself,

I,

God and Man,

Who AM

 (not “will be”)

henceforward ever present among you,

“with you”

 as

Companion,

Friend,

Guide,

Saviour,

God.

I AM with you

 in all your

ministrations,

prayers public and private,

baptisms,

communions,

exhortations,

doctrine,

discipline

And this,

not just now and then,

not at certain times only,

but “all the days” of your pilgrimage,

all the dark days of trial and persecution and affliction;

all the days when you,. . .

 are gathered to your rest,

and have committed your work to other hands;

My Presence shall

  never

be withdrawn

 for a single moment.

      ~

(Modified from the Pulpit Commentary)

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ABANDONMENT

For a child of God?

NEVER!

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Hebrews 13:5

 He hath said,

I will

NEVER

leave thee,

nor forsake thee.

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Definition of forsake:

to quit or leave entirely;

To abandon or desert.

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Melissa rang the door bell as we were opening the door to leave.

She was a pretty 19 year old  from Chicago.

She said she was in town with a company,

from  what I gathered selling magazines.

She had an effervescent personality .

She shared how she had been abandoned

when she was 4 years old

with several of her siblings.

Melissa was adopted and her description of her adopted mother

was that she “was not a nice lady!”

My husband shared Jesus with her,

 and that He would never leave or forsake her.

She said she was a Christian, and replied,

“I know that’s right.”

 Before we went our separate ways  we prayed for her.

 

 

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We are not alone on our journey.

The God of love Who gave us Life

sent us His  Son…

 

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You are “in the Beloved”

and therefore

infinitely dear to the Father,

unspeakably precious to Him.

You are never, not for one second, alone.

N. Dowty.

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