In the Great Commission Jesus said, “I am with you always, even unto the end.” It is from Him that we are “strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man…” (Eph. 3:16-17). When the slings and arrows of life come pouring down on us, we raise up that shield to protect, encourage, and comfort us. When we think that life offers us mountains that we can’t overcome, we raise up that shield. He is our comforting Shield and our very great reward.