There are times when we fall into sin: lust, pride, anger, gluttony, greed, and so on.  When that happens we often feel dirty and rejected.  There are other times when tragedy strikes and we feel as though we’ve been abandoned.  It’s during these times that we must remember the Gospel.  We have a Savior who can sympathize with us when we are tempted, when we feel rejected, when we are faced with tragedy, and when we feel completely alone.  Here’s what’s even better — We have a Savior who goes beyond mere sympathy! Because of the work Jesus did on the cross we who are in Christ will never be abandoned by the Father!  Christ became our sin and for that He was abandoned and crushed by the Father so that we may never know what it’s like to be truly alone.  What an amazing King we have; and what an amazing, beautiful, holy, and romantic story we have in the Gospel!

“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20b)