Matthew 28:20 ERV

“Teach them to obey everything that I have told you to do. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of time.”

Lord God, as we draw close to the end of the first week of Easter, we reflect upon all the events that took place following your resurrection; the tears as the tomb was found empty, the questions as to what would happen, the joy as you appeared to the disciples, the doubts as to whether such a miracle, that reaches beyond all human understanding could have possibly taken place. We think about Thomas who needed to see the scars on Your hands and Your feet to believe it could be true. Living Lord, we admit that some days, when life is difficult, when events occur that scar and hurt us, we may too have those doubts, we may too struggle to believe in the miracle of Easter. And then we read the words You spoke to us, words of assurance that You are with us until the end of time and that nothing can separate us from Your love, words that assure us that You are present in our hearts and minds to guide us and lead us forward. And so, help us to continue to put our trust in You and help us to celebrate the joy and assurance to be found from a living relationship with You, our Living Lord, Amen.