Sweet Company

Even the Spirit of truth . . . dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14:17)

The elderly woman in the nursing home didn’t speak to anyone or request anything. It seemed she merely existed, rocking in her creaky old chair. She didn’t have many visitors, so one young nurse would often go into her room on her breaks. Without asking the woman questions to try to get her to talk, she simply pulled up another chair and rocked with her. After several months, the elderly woman said to her, “Thank you for rocking with me.” She was grateful for the companionship.

Before He went back to heaven, Jesus promised to send a constant companion to His disciples. He told them He would not leave them alone but would send the Holy Spirit to be in them (John 14:17). That promise is still true for believers in Jesus today. Jesus said, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him (v. 23).

The Lord is our close and faithful companion throughout our entire life. He will guide us in our deepest struggles, forgive our sin, hear each silent prayer, and shoulder the burdens we cannot bear.

We can enjoy His sweet company today.

Dear Lord, thank You for giving us Your Spirit as our constant companion. Amen.

When I read this I couldn’t help but think the companionship that the elderly lady and young nurse had is such a beautiful example of the companionship we can have and or do have in Christ. When we go to The Lord it’s okay to be silent at times and just enjoy his presence. He knows you better than you know yourself, bask in His presence today and remember He hears our silent prayers. He is our guide, our burden bearer, our protector and our companion, even in the moments when we don’t know what to say, He knows just what you have need of. He is our safe place, if we will allow Him to be. Love Him and keep His words. Let us make our abode/home with Him today and every day and have a desire for Him to dwell in us and with us each and every day.

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is John 14:15-26