Easter is behind us. Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. We live in the light of that empty tomb and all that means for us. When Jesus told his disciples to go into all the world to make disciples, he gave them the assurance that he would be with them always even to the end of the age.
"Always" is a long time. "Always" covers a host of situations. "Always" means the present moment. "Always" applies to all the seasons of life. The most profound promises of Jesus are wrapped up on the simples of words: "I am with you always." There are no exceptions. But it may not always seem so.
Over this month we will invite you to consider that "always" means now. "Always" is true from birth to death and all the bits in between that are unique to you, joyous or troubled. We will reflect on His promise being true whether I live in Scotland or Greenland, in Rwanda or China, Mongolia or Brazil. And "always" includes tomorrow. He's waiting to welcome us into his future of resurrection possibility.