Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, who will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.” — John 14.15-16
Beloved, I do love you, and I long to keep your commandment, to love as you have loved— but I know my love falters.
I begin to doubt, begin to fear, to despair.
But I sit here in prayer, still. Your Spirit comes and pours into me, breathes in me, and sits with me. I let the fear drain out of me. I let my thoughts wander off and I do not follow them.
Even as I wonder if I can keep your commandment, you become my Advocate, the one who believes in me, the one who loves in me. You become my heart, my love, my keeping.
I rest in the mystery of your dwelling in me.
“On that day you will know that I am in my Mother, and you in me, and I in you.” — John 14.20
Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
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