2021 11 25

Good morning.

Jesus spent a lot of time with His disciples and opened His heart to share many things with them. During His last hours with His closest followers—whom He called “friends”—He talked a lot about the Holy Spirit. He wanted His disciples to know they would not be alone even though He was leaving them. (John 14:16‭-‬18)

We have been given an amazing gift. When the Spirit came to dwell in us He infuses us with God’s presence. More than that, He takes up residence in us so we will never be alone. As followers of Christ we can literally sense the presence of the Holy Spirit and as we grow in our faith we learn to hear His comforting voice.

We have learned to appreciate the presence of the Comforter when we go through tough times and times of discouragement. Holy Spirit brings us hope. He lifts our head and mixes gentle correction with encouragement. When we are in despair, He reminds us of God’s promises.

"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you." (John 14:16‭-‬17)

What a comfort that is as we face the day ahead of us.