As Christians, we have the promises of God to trustingly hold tightly. One promise Jesus makes is that he will always be with us: Matthew 28:20b “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” [Notice context: Our mission—make lifetime followers of Jesus.] Not only is Jesus with us but he promises to help us. John 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” [Notice context: Jesus preparing place for us. Jesus only way to Father. Jesus coming back for us. While he is away, we need to be busy fulfilling his mission. And he is sending us help! We are not alone in the mission.]