The Lord be with you

“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all” (II Thessalonians 3:16)

“The Lord be with you!”  I hope you’ve heard this scriptural and liturgical greeting many times …

Our problem is that we can’t always be with the people we care about. As human creatures, we face the simple limitations of time and space. There are people we should probably spend more time with: our children, our fellow believers, and our friends and neighbors with whom we are sharing Christ’s love.  Yet despite our best efforts, we’re still hampered by the lack of hours in the day.  Our failure to be with others who need us is a legitimate “sin of omission” (a good thing that we have failed to do).

But here’s the Good News:  at all times, the Lord Himself is with you AND with those you care about, and He’s the best company we could ever hope for!

Lord Jesus, our Immanuel, be with us today and with our loved ones. Amen.


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