Sharing several examples of doubt experienced by the disciples following the death of Jesus and as they encountered Him in resurrected form, Rev. Gary Kennedy then shares thoughts on trust; themselves as they move forward and of Jesus’ promise to be with theml Jesus told the disciples before His death and now following his resurrection that He will be with them always. On numerous occasions, Jesus reminds them and us, He will be with us at all times. Recognizing how difficult it was to trust this truth, Jesus gave one final promise and challenge to the disciples in Matthew 28:18-20. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

Faced with this promise and this challenge, our battle cry should be, “And Here We Go!