RE Verse reading–Matthew 28:16-20 (day seven) “and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (vs 20) Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. As a Pastor, a father, a husband, a citizen. The darkness seems so deep. My stength seems so inadequate. It is not an unhelpful moment! As strange as it seems to self-absorbed, self-sufficient people, feeling powerless is often the beginning of a new/better chapter. In Matthew 28, Jesus spoke words to shift the disciples’ focus from themselves (and their challenges) to Himself. “I will be with you always”, He said. The lesson was Christ-confidence. The same Lord who walked on the water and healed blind eyes and answered angry Pharisees promised (then and now) , ” I am with you when death comes”. “I am with you are weary”. ” I am with you when you fail others and yourself”. “I will stay near”. What a great comfort! What a great Savior!. . . for us who are sometimes overwhelmed.