Matthew 28:20 - I Am With You Always - Free Art Download - Bible Verses To  Go
I Was Here When Nobody Else Was

At one time, the Sydney Swans were the joke of the Australian Rules football league. They had the worst record, the worst players, the worst coach, and the worst fans. Most of their home games were played in front of empty seats.

But a strange thing happened. The team got a new coach and a few new players, and started winning. Before long, the team that had been the laughing-stock of the league was a power-house. And since everybody likes a winning team, you can imagine what happened next. The stands began to fill. Thousands of people who had no interest in the team before began to attend games religiously.

The Sydney Swans became the talk of the town. Everyone wanted to be identified with them. Downtown Sydney was awash in the team's colors, and people could be seen wearing Swans merchandise everywhere! Soon it became almost impossible to get a ticket to a Swans game.

One Sunday afternoon the Swans were playing a rival team in front of a capacity crowd. As the TV cameras zoomed in on the revelry and joy in the stands, one focused on a single man who was cheering and waving a sign that he had obviously made himself. Grinning proudly, he held up his sign for all the world to see... 

That's Jesus!  When you're not winning, when all the odds are stacked against you, when you've become the laughing-stock of your school or your family or the working world, when you feel like the biggest loser of all time, when all your friends have left you and when no one else seems to care, Jesus is cheering you on!!!   He's there when nobody else is!!!  
"And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world." (Matt. 28:20b)
"I will never leave you or forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5)



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