That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors
because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was
standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. John 20:19 NLT
Recently I discovered a song by Elevation Worship that repeatedly asks, “What would you do if Jesus walked in the room?” I was challenged by that. Have you ever asked yourself the same question? What would you do?
The disciples in the verse above were terrified at first. I’m sure some of us would fall to the floor in awe of the living Lord. The song asks what would you do, how would you praise, how would you shout, what would you do if he walked into the room? But in the last few phrases Isaiah Templeton sings what I think Jesus really wants us to know right now, “He’s here right now! A very present help in the time of trouble. The King is in the room! Your Savior..., your Healer …, your Provider..., your Redeemer..., your Champion is in the room” right now.
How can we be sure? God’s true Word, the Bible, tell us so.
“... And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)
“When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.” (John 14:20)
“For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3)
“I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
We never need to feel alone. God is with us. He is in us. He hears us, he sees us, he knows exactly how we feel and what we need. So, what will you say now that you are reminded that God has walked into your room, into your heart, and will never leave? How will you respond today?
Dear friends, be blessed with confident assurance that Jesus is with you and will never abandon you. Know that he has gone to a great deal of trouble to bring you to an awareness of himself and deeply desires an intimate relationship with you, close up in the everyday happenings in your life. May that reality become increasingly real and fill you with overwhelming joy! In Jesus’ glorious name. Amen.
Mary Sumner ~ October, 2020