“…I am with You always, even to the end of the age.” Matt 28:20 NLT

Loving God, we think of occasions when, after his resurrection, Jesus met with his followers in their everyday lives …..

He walked and talked with them on the journey to Emmaus, He lifted their despondency and they recognised him as they shared bread….¬† (Luke 24: 13-35)

He appeared to them when they were frightened and praying together in a locked room and He gave them peace …(Luke 24: 36-53)

He dispelled the doubts of Thomas …(John 21: 26-29)

He told them where to cast their nets when they had caught no fish, then He invited them to breakfast with him …(John 21)

He told them to tell others about him and He promised that He would always be with them … (Matt 28: 18-20)

Loving God, help us to imagine what it must have been like to meet the risen Jesus, to be overjoyed to see him alive, to have no doubts, to¬†recognise him as Lord and God, to have the opportunity to tell him face to face that we love him and to realise the truth of all He had said and taught ……

Gracious God, you meet with us exactly where we are today. Your love transforms everyday lives and brings promise, purpose and peace.

Help us to walk and talk with You more closely, that we may see your hand at work and hear and respond to all You have to say to us and ask of us. We come in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth