I wonder what his disciples were thinking the night before He left. Surely they were fearful and confused. Surely they did not want Him to leave.
He promised to send them a Helper who would remain in them after he was gone. But what did that mean? I selfishly would have wanted Him to stay. To continue to lead and give me the Word that came straight from the Father. To give me the strength I lacked.
But He had to go. It was all part of the divine plan no one fully grasps, even now.
If that were the end of the story, we would have no reason to go on, would we? And yet he rose, and because he lives on, his Spirit lives in us when we accept Him and abide in Him.
Though he left, His Spirit lives in us and through us.
Think of this: You may be the only evidence of God that one person in your life ever sees. You know the one. The person God has placed on your heart. The one you feel the constant burden for.
We have the divine opportunity to make God visible. Does that not blow you completely away? No one has ever seen Him, and yet through our lives we have the ability to give little glimpses.
When others see us, they should see Him.
We are asked simply to love as He loves. This is how people will know.
This is how we are called.
Because He left, but He will return.
Leave them with the Spirit of Truth.
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