“I hope I can pull this off,” Cindy whispered to Sue from where they stood just off stage. “I know it’s only a small part, but I still—”

“You’ll do fine,” Sue interrupted. “And since we’re in this scene together, I’ll help you if you need it. Okay, here we go! And remember, I’ve got your back!”

That’s a popular expression these days for offering encouraging support to someone. Some think it may have begun with soldiers in battle, who depend on those behind them. It can be a comforting reassurance.

Jesus used the same idea as He gave His disciples some final instructions as well as reassurance.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19–20).

Christ says the same to you today as you keep following Him, assuring you of His continued assistance. He has sent the Holy Spirit to always be with you. Jesus always has your back!

Thought for Today: The Lord’s concern for His disciples was displayed in His instructions and reassurance.

Quicklook: Matthew 28:19–20

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