John 14:15-17 & 26
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth… 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Advent, as we’ve been thinking this week, is about looking forward to the coming of Jesus, his incarnation. More than that, it’s also a celebration that Jesus comes to us daily by his Spirit – when verse 16 Jesus says ‘another advocate’, the Greek means another advocate, just like the first, ie. just like Jesus. Let’s treat ourselves this Advent and consciously welcome him into our lives each day this season.
Spirit, God with us, welcome into my life today.