I will be with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20

After Jesus had resurrected, he was met by some women who were hurrying to look for his disciples for the news. Jesus then asked these women to tell the disciples to go to Galilee, and there they would see him. The eleven disciples saw Jesus on the hill and he said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”

Encountering with Christ so as to have witnessed him resurrected, they were filled with joy and hope. They were being very much strengthened when Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.”

This was indeed blessed assurance for disciples to continue their mission as apostles for their Lord with enthusiasm.

After they were being filled with the Holy Spirit, they went everywhere baptizing and made disciples for Jesus Christ for the kingdom of God. Pentecost filled the apostles with the power of the Holy Spirit and burnt away their fear and timidity. They were on fire for the work of evangelization and gave a new birth to the church which changed the world and added with many more new believers to know Christ Jesus, as their Lord and savior.

This was the same with Moses, when God called him to go back to the king of Egypt to lead his people, the Israelites to leave its country. Moses was fearful and scared to go as the Lord had assigned him, but God assured him too with, “I will be with you.”

With this, “I will be with you,” Moses went back to Egypt to see the king and he successfully brought more than 60,000 Israelites to leave Egypt from slavery.

God’s promise isn’t that He will keep bad things from happening; it is that He will be there if they do.