Never Going Alone

Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 13:1-33 (day six)

If you don’t mind, I am taking a little detour into Matthew 28, rather than sticking with 2 Samuel 13. Being Easter, I thought it only fitting.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19

The truest Christian life, is a life never alone. By definition the Christian life can only be lived in relationship; it’s its very purpose (John 17:3). So, it is no wonder Jesus concludes Matthew 28 in this way, “as you go, you will see I am always with you; you will never go alone.” Okay, I added a few words, but isn’t that what Jesus is saying?

The disciples were worried of course, left to fulfill Jesus’ mission in His absence (at least so they thought), but I think these words were intended for more than just assurance. What if they were intended to help them in the going, a little motivation. So rather than don’t worry, I will always be with you, Jesus meant, when you go, you will see me there.

Let me flip it. What if we struggle to see Jesus (or feel alone) sometimes because we are slow in the going? If we could only get the lead out of our feet, maybe we would have regular encounters with Jesus.

Just a thought.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “Never Going Alone”

  1. Jesus established a great model for leadership. Effective leaders are about relationship. Managers focus on managing tasks; leaders focus on managing relationships and on building communities. An effective leader thus must be able to build relationships and create communities.

    Why is it important? Hope this article will help explain why relationship and community building is important in leadership.

    On Becoming a Leader: Building Relationships and Creating Communities | EDUCAUSE
    https://er.educause.edu/articles/2015/10/on-becoming-a-leader-building-relationships-and-creating-communities

    Happy Easter 🐣!

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