Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
You Are Never Alone
Jesus’ disciples must have been disappointed. One moment, they saw a glimpse of heaven. Jesus allowed his glory as God to be seen. Moses and Elijah miraculously appeared. God the Father’s praise majestically echoed from the cloud. The next moment, everything was gone. All that remained was the familiar form of Jesus.
You may have experienced something similar. For a brief moment, everything in life seemed wonderful. There were no problems, no conflicts, and everything made sense. You were content because God was good, and his blessings were clearly evident. Suddenly, everything changed. Your life was filled with chaos, and you felt very alone.
Although you may suffer disappointment, loneliness, and emptiness, with Jesus, you are never alone.
You can be certain of his presence in your life because he said, “I am with you always.” This tells you there is never a time when you are alone. He is always there to guide you with his Word. He is always there to comfort you with his love. He is always there to encourage you with his promises.
Even more convincing is the work he completed to assure you that “nothing will ever separate you from his love.” Jesus secured his Father’s approval to free you from the tyranny of your sin-stained life. Jesus accepted his Father’s just judgment to release you from the verdict of separation and punishment. Jesus endured the attacks of the devil and the horror of the grave to claim you as his own.
When you remember Jesus’ faithful promises, his precious work, and his undeserved love, you can live with complete certainty and peace. With Jesus, you are never alone.
Prayer: (Christian Worship: Hymnal – 783)
I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless; Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory? I triumph still if thou abide with me.
Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee; In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me! Amen.