March 28

Paul wasn’t the only biblical writer in the New Testament to teach us about the Holy Spirit.   John says that the Spirit is sent to bear witness to Christ and to lead the disciples into the fullness of truth in him.

26 The Companion, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I told you. John 14:26 CEB

John Calvin was a theologian during the Protestant Reformation and is famous for his teaching. One of the ways he talks about the Holy Spirit is as a bridge that spans the gab between the past and the present. He said it more like this: through “energy of the Spirit” that we come to “enjoy Christ and all his benefits” (Calvin, Institutes, 3.1.1.)

Is it just me, or have you ever wondered how in the world the bible can seem so relevant in spite of the fact that it was written so very long ago? Have you ever tried to read a book written in 1862 for example? Not so easy, is it? I know some people don’t think the bible is all that relevant, but honestly, I disagree. When I read it, I just keep finding new ways to appreciate its timeless message.

I think that might be the Holy Spirit working.

The Holy Spirit is described by John as a companion.

How might we find ways to appreciate and invite a companionable relationship with the Holy Spirit?

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