Salvo Of Praise
                                                       “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
                                                                                                   Matthew 28:20


One of my earliest memories of hearing good music was when a male quartet rehearsed at our home. I was about 10 years old, and I was especially attentive to my dad, who sang first tenor. One of the quartet’s favorites was titled. “I Am With You.” Even at that tender age, I not only appreciated the music but I “got the message.”

Those words of Jesus to His disciples just before He ascended—“I am with you always”—became precious to me as the quartet sang, “In the sunlight, in the shadow, I am with you where you go.”

One of the first references to God’s  unfailing presence was spoken by Moses Deutronomy 31:6-8, when he instructed his successor about leading God’s people into the “land of promise.” And Joshua himself heard the same word Lord, “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you” (Josh 1:5).

That promise is repeated in the New Testament, where the writer of Hebrews gave this assurance: “He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you’”(13:5).

Wherever you may be today, you are not alone. If you’ve placed your trust in Jesus for your eternal salvation, you can be certain that He will never leave you. –Clair Hess



                                                                                  Jesus whispers “I am with you”
                                                                                     In the hour of deepest need;
                                                                             When the way is dark and lonesome,
                                                                             “I am with you, I will lead.” –Morris

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