A Holy Reminder
By Jana Kelley
“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.” John 14:26
Sometimes even the most precious memories can be forgotten. And yet, they flood my mind when my sister and I reminisce about our childhood.
“Remember how we used the play ‘school’ when we were kids?”
“Ha! Yes, and we’d ask Mom to play with us but she never wanted to.”
“We didn’t consider the fact that she home schooled us, and the last thing she’d want to do at the end of the day was play pretend school!”
Conversations like this happen often with my sister. Honestly, there’s much I wouldn’t remember if she didn’t remind me.
Near the end of His time on earth, Jesus told His disciples He would soon return to His Father in Heaven. He also promised the Holy Spirit would come to them and continue teaching them. The Holy Spirit would remind them of everything Jesus had taught them. And, the Holy Spirit would live in them and stay with them forever.
We have the same privilege Jesus’ disciples had. If we believe in Jesus, we have the Holy Spirit living within us.
He’ll help us understand the Bible. And just like my sister reminds me of memories from our childhood, He’ll remind us of things we learn from His Word, the Bible. This is the Holy Spirit—promised by Jesus, sent from God. He is our teacher, and He will always be with us. What a wonderful gift!
Jana Kelley, a contributor to Wholly Loved Ministries’ devotional project, is a Texan who hardly ever lives in Texas. Raised in Southeast Asia, Jana developed a love for cross-cultural living early in life. Her love for writing came soon after. She and her husband married in college and by their second anniversary, they lived in a remote African town. After 13 years in Africa and the Middle East, they moved to Southeast Asia where they and their three boys currently live. Jana is the author of two devotional books and three novels. You can learn more about her at janakelley.com.
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