In John 14:15-21, Jesus introduces the idea of the “Holy Spirit” – a force that will accompany disciples on their faith journeys. Think back to the beginning of the Easter season. Jesus’ disciples are sad and afraid because their teacher and friend is dead, his body missing. When have you been disheartened and fearful about the future? (ummmm right now!?!)
The indwelling of the Spirit continues to gather disciples (YES even now!!!!) and is the way that God intended for Jesus’ disciples – and us today – to remain connected as a faith community.
This week, write a note (no email! put pen to paper!) to someone in our church community whom you haven’t seen in a while. Check in and let them know that you are thinking of them!
Pray Holy God,
pour your light down upon me,
that I may see you
where I least expected to,
and follow in your way
rather than in the way of the world.