Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020
This Sunday we share some of the closing words from Jesus in the gospel of Matthew. Jesus and the disciples are up on the mountaintop in Galilee. Here Jesus instructs them to go out, with full authority into the world. These are rather lofty goals for them to accomplish. Yet Jesus tells “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…”, teaching them to obey everything that has been commanded of them. A passage commonly called the Great Commission.
These parting words of Jesus are intense. Jesus has given them everything they will need to accomplish what is set out before them including his promise to always be with them.
A comforting thought for all of us, don’t you think? That no one ever stands alone.