But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses—Acts 1:8 I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.-Matthew 28:20 Don’t just read those verses–stop and think about them. They are glorious! The following article was written by a man from Cuba. He writes under the name of Horacio Herrera, a pseudonym, because of persecution that would come if his true identity was known.
There are various reasons why we so often feel alone. We feel alone when we lose a loved one, or when we go through times of suffering, spiritual or physical. We feel alone when we are forgotten or feel rejected, sometimes ignored or even despised. The Lord exhorts us to hold on to Him; and He holds on to us. The disciples were saddened when Jesus went back to heaven. They felt alone, but the angel of the Lord gave them a wonderful promise, together with a great task, “This Jesus will come back.”
One day, the Lord will return in glory. We will be changed into His likeness and we shall be like Him. What a day that will be, a day without end. Christians do not have a hopeless end, but an endless hope. In the meantime He will guide us by His Spirit, who lives in us and who will be with us, until we meet our Savior.
We certainly can face the future with these promises. But that is not the end. He also gives us something to do. God’s promises are connected to a task—-. “And you shall be my witnesses.” No time to sit back and spend all our time lamenting and complaining. There is work to be done. Work till He comes.
When we do so we will experience this great truth, “—- I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (From Day by Day with the Persecuted Church)