Today’s Scripture Selection: John 16:13
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
When Jesus spoke of the time when he would leave his disciples; it frightened them. Not only did they not want to go on without him; they didn’t see how they possibly could. And they certainly wondered how they would manage to fulfill their own calling; the ministry they were to do in his name.
So he comforted them by speaking about the Spirit.
And he reminded them that they would be led by the Spirit – each step of the way ahead – even the difficult ones.
How wonderful it is that, two thousand years later, we can still hold on to that very leadership.
When we are
- Feeling confronted
- Feeling inadequate
We too can hold on to that wonderful promise:
“When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.”
In a world that seems increasingly difficult to understand; in a world that seems increasingly hostile – we are not left to find our own way. We are given, in the Spirit, over and over again, “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Following that lead – how can we go far wrong?
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for leading me “in the Spirit”.