Eric Severide was a news journalist who achieved much recognition and fame. In fact, he was considered to be an “elite correspondent.”
When he graduated from high school, a local newspaper sponsored him and a classmate, Walter Port, to travel by canoe from Minneapolis to York Factory - a journey of 2250 miles. When they came to the last leg of their journey, they were overwhelmed with what they faced - 450 miles through the rugged wilderness.
As they faced what seemed to them to be overwhelming odds, an old fur trader recognized their doubt. So, he offered a few words of simple advice: “Just think of the last mile.”
Great advice for them. Great advice for Christians.
We do not know what the journey before us may be. As we face today or tomorrow or next week, we do not know what lies before us. Sometimes we look back and recall unpleasant memories that have left us scared and scarred, perhaps fearful and frightened. So, we doubt.
But, we are here today, and have the final, reassuring promise of Jesus to hold on to for the rest of our lives: “Be sure of this, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
When we place our trust in the Lord, we have a Guide who has never forgotten His promises and a Guard who has never abandoned one of His children.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for Your guarantee that You are and always will be with us no matter what. May we trust You always, knowing that Your grace is sufficient. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20
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