As we gather—only needing two or three—God in His love and grace meets us and blesses us
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
The Bible is full of promises for the followers of Christ. These are the truths that we build our lives upon. All other promises may fail us, but God is ever true to what He has promised. The Word of God is a firm foundation for our lives.
In this verse, Matthew’s gospel gives us a precious promise for our lives. When we gather together in Jesus name, by faith He is with us. He comes to meet us when we join together with other disciples, and it is His presence that gives meaning and purpose to our joining together.
It was God’s purpose from the beginning to be with us; those He created in His image. He was with Adam and Eve in the garden before they fell into sin and rebellion. From that point of separation God planned to bring us back unto himself through the death of His Son on the cross, so that He could again meet with us.
As His followers we must recognize His presence among us. As we gather—only needing two or three—He is there in His love and grace to meet us and bless us. So, we are to welcome Him, honor Him, and worship Him. The One who is our Savior, Redeemer, and soon coming King.
It is His presence among us that gives meaning to our community of faith. He is with us therefore we have hope and peace in our hearts. Because He is with us, we have all the resources of heaven at our disposal. We can come and drink living water and know His unlimited grace. He is there in our time of need and gives strength to His followers during times of difficulty.
So, let us stand together upon this promise, and join our hearts in faith, knowing that He will never leave us or forsake us. Let us worship Him who has chosen to come among us—a gift we do not deserve. In thanksgiving to God, let us rejoice in the Lord our God who comes to meet us.
Pray: Heavenly Father we thank you for all of your promises that never fail. Thank you for this promise that you are with us as we gather in your name. I give you thanks for the forgiveness of my sins so that nothing now separates me from your love. Your presence I do not deserve, but since you are with us, I open my heart to your grace, and love. With my fellow followers of Jesus, I welcome your presence and I worship you, my Savior and my God. Amen.