May 30th – John 14:17

John 14:17

Knowing Jesus was about to ascend to the Father made the disciples feel lost and alone. But the Lord wasn’t leaving them to fend for themselves. Instead, Jesus would be sending them a Helper. Someone to continue guiding, teaching, and aiding them in God’s work. This person was the Holy Spirit. Once only available to a chosen few, now through the blood of Jesus, the Spirit comes to everyone who confesses Jesus as their Savior. The Spirit abides in us as we abide in Jesus. And through His power we are saved, filled, sealed, and sanctified. The Holy Spirit reveals to us God’s thoughts and truths. He intercedes to God on our behalf, and bestows His gifts upon us. And most of all, the Holy Spirit, fills believers with “all joy and peace” as they trust the Lord, causing believers to “overflow with hope” (Romans 15:13).