ASSURANCE AND CERTAINTY
By Pastor Elder McCants
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, San Antonio, TX
As printed in the 15 March 2021 issue of Christian News
We all need assurance and the certainty that God is with us now in the present. God said to Moses in Exodus 3:14: “I Am who I AM.” As we live and look to the Son of God in Faith, we have the comfort from Jesus who is the I AM for us in life and in death always in the present.
In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes unto the Father except through me.” In John 8:12, Jesus said, “I m the light of the world.” In John 11:25-26, Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” We will not die and go to Hell but Heaven through Jesus. In Matthew 28:20, Jesus said, ‘I am with you always, even until the end of the age.”
He is with us right now giving us Hope beyond difficulties and fears, strength to be strong in Christian faith, peace to transcend all that our minds can’t understand, and confidence to know that He is in control and not us.
Prayer: Help us Father by the power of the Holy Spirit to know that You are with us even now, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.