May 17, Wednesday of the 6th Week of Easter
Daily Readings: Acts 17:15, 22-18:1; Gospel: John 16:12-15
The time had come for Jesus to depart, and he wanted to reassure his disciples that he wasn't leaving them alone. He would send the Holy Spirit, who would guide them to all truth (John 16:13). It was an amazing promise, meant for us as well! So what are some of those truths that the Spirit reveals to us?
The Holy Spirit reveals God's love to us. The words "God loves you" can fall flat unless we have some experience of his love, which only the Holy Spirit can provide. He opens our eyes to all the ways God shows his love to us each day. And when we pray, the Spirit lifts us into the Father's presence and tells us how precious we are to him.
The Holy Spirit opens up the Scriptures. Much like a collection of attic items we've inherited, the Scriptures may have little personal meaning for us at first. But when a beloved relative explains the story of each item one by one, they come to life. In the same way, when the Holy Spirit opens the Scriptures to us, they become treasures that speak deeply to our hearts.
The Holy Spirit opens our eyes to see our neighbors as brothers and sisters in Christ. He brings us together as one family and moves us to share our joys and carry each other's burdens. And when our hearts are hardened by sin, pain, or anger, the Holy Spirit softens them so that we can forgive as the Lord has forgiven us.
The Holy Spirit reveals our eternal destiny. Under his guidance, we see that completing our journey in this life is only the beginning. All that is ours in Christ has its source in heaven, and one day we will join the Lord there and live with him forever. What a day that will be!
Today, reflect on one of these truths. Let the Spirit show you how you were made for love, unity, or eternity. Allow him to speak to you through the Scriptures. That's what he came to do, so go ahead and ask!
"Holy Spirit, thank you for revealing God's truths to us every day."
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