Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified. Do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Who is with me?
The LORD who made the cosmos ex nihilo..
The LORD who walked with Adam in the garden.
The LORD who made a covenant with Noah to never again bring chaos to the earth with a flood.
The LORD who made a covenant with Abraham to give him a son, a good land and to make him a blessing to all peoples on earth.
The LORD who spoke with Moses.
The LORD who spared his people at Passover, liberated them from slavery and carried them through the Red Sea on dry land.
The LORD who revealed his glory to Moses on Sinai.
The LORD who graciously gave his covenant people a good body of law.
The LORD who provided manna, quail and water for 40 years in the barren Sinai wilderness.
The LORD who fulfilled his covenant and led Joshua in a conquest of rebellious inhabitants of Canaan.
The LORD who spoke to Samuel.
The LORD who chose the weakest and least son of Jesse to be a king over his people.
The LORD who revealed his glory to Isaiah in the temple.
The LORD who inspired Isaiah to prophesy of a Messiah who would be named Immanuel, "God with us."
The LORD who chose Jeremiah and didn't reject him amid his conflicted calling.
The LORD who inspired Jeremiah to prophesy of a new covenant by which God would write his glory upon hearts and minds.
The LORD who remained faithful to his covenant people throughout exile in Assyria and Babylon.
The LORD who raised up Ezra and Nehemiah to call the people of God back to the city of God and the law of God.
The LORD who showed his furious, radical love for a prostituting people by calling Hosea to marry an adulterous woman.
The LORD who revealed himself to a young girl named Mary and a young man named Joseph.
The LORD who made his dwelling among us in the radiant presence of Messiah Jesus of Nazareth.
The LORD who showed the unimaginable extent of his mercy and justice on the cross where the Lamb of God gave his life as a sacrifice.
The LORD who raised Messiah Jesus from the grave.
The LORD who brought his presence even closer to his new covenant people by giving of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
The LORD who continues to pursue men and women from every people group on earth to faith and obedience to the supreme Prophet, Priest & King Jesus Christ.
The LORD who fills his new covenant people - his called out ones, the church - and causes the Body of Christ on earth to prevail against the forces of hell.
...and surely I am with you until the very end of the age. Matthew 28:20