Jesus promised the disciples an advocate, a helper, a Spirit of Truth, and that Spirit has come.
Month: May 2021
Jesus prayed for his disciples. Knowing that they would face trials and persecution and that people make mistakes, that we are not saving ourselves, that we cannot save ourselves, Jesus prayed for his disciples. In the moments before Jesus goes out to be arrested, he prays for his disciples.
This passage can serve to remind us that whether home has been a refuge and comfort in the past year or a place we couldn’t wait to leave, we also have a home in the love of God. It’s a home we carry with us, like a tent, and it shows up when we remember God’s love for us and when we treat others as God’s beloved.
Jesus prunes our hearts, so that we may know his heart better, and through him share the freedom we have found in him.