John 16:7 (Amplified bible): But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you].
O God, gracious One.
How often we look to You for help; to aid us in times of difficulty and confusion.
And we seek Your comfort; when life is rough and rocky.
We ask for Your strength; to carry us through our weakness.
And for You to intercede; in the battles, big and small.
You sent the Holy Spirit to do all these things.
But that is not all.
You are love. Unflinching, gritty, determined, patient, forgiving love. You love us with abandon. And all You seek from us is love in return. You desire our hearts, just as we desire meaningful relationships from those we love. You created us for this beautiful purpose. And You sent Your Spirit to us, so that we could know You, and be with You.
It’s rather too easy sometimes to forget this. To forget that You are right here and you are longing for us to be one with you. Although You are right here with us, we often wander…caught up in the winds of the world, like feathers in the breeze or leaves scattered in a gale. You never leave us. But, we forget to just be with You. Our minds and hearts adrift.
O God, I remember now. And that’s all it takes.
Here You are.
Anchoring my mind.
Nourishing my soul.
A song that reflects my feelings here: