And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. 

Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.' 

Matthew 28:20 and Isaiah 55:6 

Thought: At all times when Jesus sent out His disciples, He gave them this promise: 'And lo, I am with you always, until the end of the age' (Matthew 28:20). Literally, the words everyday mean 'always', according to Greek language scholars Jamieson, Fausset and Brown. Jesus didn't just say 'always', but 'every day'. Such an affirmation includes our various activities, the good and bad circumstances that surround us, the various responsibilities we have in the course of our days, the stormy clouds and the sunshine. Our Lord is with us no matter what each day brings. It can be a day of joy or sadness, illness or health, success or failure. No matter what happens to us on this day, our Lord will be walking beside us, giving us strength, loving us, filling us with faith, hope and love. As we surround ourselves with quiet tranquility and assurance, our enemies retreat, and our fears, worries, and doubts begin to subside. We can endure any situation and circumstance because we know the Lord is near, 'Therefore I am with you'. 

PRAYER: Father, here I am and asking that the Lord be with us, protecting us from all evil, and directing us towards eternal life. Strengthen us every day and let us come and do our part, for the Lord is faithful. I pray in Jesus name. Amen.