Are you hurting right now? Do you feel alone? Jesus knows how it feels to be let down by others, and has promised he will never leave you nor forsake you. Even when it feels most lonely, we are not alone in the wilderness. The one who made your heart beat hears it. We’re never alone.
Matthew 17 and 26: Jesus in Community
Often, we let these familiar moments in Jesus’ life foster our vision of Jesus as a solo climber, trekking to the highest of spiritual heights and fighting single-handed battles in the depths of spiritual darkness. But if we look closer at these stories from Matthew, in the Transfiguration and the Garden of Gethsemane, we will see something crucial: Jesus was never alone.