He is There with Us – Matthew 18:20
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” – Matthew 18:20
We are called into the Holy body of Christ for we have become one with Him the moment He died on the cross and made our salvation through our faith. Jesus is the Head, while we are all members of His body. We are the members of His body in which He has clothed with His perfect righteousness.
Praise God that He has promised us that even if there are only two or three gathered in His name, He is there. Again, in this verse we can still see that God always initiates because it is not only two or three but even when we are praying individually to Him, He is always there listening.
As Christians, we must always remember that we are members of Christ’s body and we have this privilege and promise that He will always be there listening to us and ministering inside us. So whenever there are times that we feel alone or a church gathering that seems so dry, we don’t have to feel bad about it and think that we are ineffective because we must understand that Jesus has promised that He will be there.
This verse is such a comforting verse especially during fellowships or Bible studies that only has two or three listeners and the leaders will mostly feel bad because there are only a few people who attended, this is very comforting for the leaders and the attendees. God does not matter on numbers but He looks at the heart of the people who are there.
Jesus promised to be there even if there are only two or three gathered in His name because what matters is the heart of those people who want to seek Him. It is very important for us to understand that every prayer, every praise, every small grasp for help, God is there to listen. We must be thankful that indeed He fulfilled His promise to not abandon us and to always hear us.
Therefore, brothers and sisters in the Lord, we must always be encouraged everytime we gather to seek God because He is really there. He listens to every prayer; He listens to every question; He listens to every discussion; He listens to every motive in our hearts. Jesus died on the cross for us so that the barrier between God and man will be destroyed.
If before, there is a big and thick curtain that has been dividing the holy of holies from the other rooms, now, that curtain was ripped so that there will be no barrier between God and man. Jesus was the sacrificial lamb amidst God the Father and us. Therefore, the curtain was ripped away and that we are already in unity with the God who is holy because we are already called holy by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus.
So, we must always remember this and do not lose heart. The God who is powerful, loving and gracious is always at our midst listening. He is not a busy God who doesn’t have time for all of us, but He is a God that is always available and omnipresent. He is always there even if there are only two or three gathered in His name. Let us always remember to say a prayer and to always praise Him for He alone deserves this. Praise God for His promise; praise God for His presence; praise God for His deliverance; and praise God for His salvation. Amen.
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