If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take him in because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you! John 14: 15-17 (The Message)
You will always have someone with you.
Lord what a gift – Your presence – You instill in us.
I cling to that promise that You will always be with us, Lord. You won’t leave us orphaned. You stay with us throughout our journey.
I thank You for Your companionship – by going before me, beside me, behind me, and within me.
I read the other day, “Sit with God as you might with the ocean. You bring nothing to the ocean, yet it changes you.” Sean Caulfield.
Your presence is like the water, like an ocean to me. Surrounding me, nourishing me, carrying me throughout this life.
I cannot ignore that in this passage Your promise to send “another Friend.”
Your gift of a companion to walk with me, not just like a guard or someone who is fulfilling his job impersonally, but a friend who an ally, a partner, a soul mate overwhelms me.
Today I pause and give thanks for Your constant presence and boundless love as a helper, an advocate, and a friend. Thank you Lord.
A great quote, Jeanie. Sometimes I do think I bring something. HA, and just what might that be? Nothing except my ego and pride. Great thoughts. Thank you.
I love that Jesus realised we are useles son our own and that we woudl feel like abandonned oprhans. How gracious He is to provide for us in our weakness.
Connie@raise your eyes says
“I cling to that promise that You will always be with us, Lord.” I too, cling to this promise…pondering the “always”…He is indeed our Comfort.
Jean Wise says
Great comments here. Sometimes i realize if I just stop and ponder a moment, I can feel God’s presence around me. Too often I rushed through the moments of the day, missing Him
When I was young the Catholics talked a lot about guardian angels — your description of the Holy Spirit as a Friend who is always with us reminds me of that.
I like how we both wrote on the same passage today, Jean!
Beautiful reflection. I reflected on this today too. What an awesome God!
Beautiful words, Jeanie — and the photo is lovely, too.
Where can we go without His presence we need it. Nothing like being in His presence there we get everything we need and then some
Phather Phil Malmstrom says
Absolutely beautiful Jean. His Presence in our lives nourishes us, and sustains us, gives us comfort, and strengthens us. Such an amazing advocate and friend He is!
Have a Blessed Day Dear Lady!