Passage of the week: “If you love me, keep my commands. 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. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” – John 14:15-21
When reading this week’s passage, at first glance it sounded to me as though this passage was focused solely on obeying God and keeping to the commandments He set out for us. After deeper reflection, it became clearly evident that there was much more here than just following a set of rules. God does not seek for us to be robots that obey blindly, but that we follow Him as a response to the love He has shown us and all He’s done to be there for us in our deepest need. He will never leave us…He will uphold us. When you look around the world, you can see that many have lost sight of God and don’t recognize him anymore. We as Christians are blessed that God has given us the spirit of truth that removes the blinders of the world and we have a responsibility to spread this truth throughout the world. Imagine what kind of world we’d live in if everyone experienced the love of God. His love changes everything..and His work is not finished yet.
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