When I read Biblical accounts of the disciples I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to walk beside Jesus. To hear the words He spoke from His own mouth, to witness the miracles and wonders He performed with His own hands as the disciples did. Sometimes I think we’re too hard on the disciples when we question their doubts and fears and failings. After all, they walked in the presence of Jesus.
But they did not have the advantage that the centuries have given us of hindsight, of knowing how everything played out after Jesus was arrested and crucified. And they had not received the fulfillment of the promise Jesus made as recorded in the 14th chapter of John, the Holy Spirit. Jesus told the disciples that God would send “the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
Jesus went on to explain that He would not be with the disciples much longer, but that “I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe.” And that promise is as much for us as it was for them. That same Holy Spirit, the Helper, the Comforter, lives in us, to teach us and bring to our remembrance all that Jesus has said.
If we rely on His presence, His leading, we will begin to see things in the context of all that Jesus has said and believe.
This week during Midday Prayer Time, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM I’ll be sharing from John 14.
Mon 05/13 John 14:16 – 17
Tue 05/14 John 14:18 – 19
Wed 05/15 John 14:20 – 21
Thu 05/16 John 14:25 – 26
Fri 05/17 John 14:27 – 29
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