“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said,[e] ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. John 14:25-28
“Mom, I have a question.” Anytime my darling seven year old makes this announcement I consider myself warned.
“An angel appeared to Mary. An angel appeared to Joseph. An angel appeared to the sheperds. How come I have never seen a real angel? Are they even real?”
She has entered the age of reasoning. Earlier this year she began questioning the reality of everything. Including God.
“What does the bible say?” I ask.
“Then why don’t I get to see them?”
“You have something they didn’t have, do you know what it is? ”
Together we seek scripture and she makes the reality. “I have the Holy Spirit.”
“That’s my girl!” My excitement overflowed!
She was disappointed, “But I can’t hear him.” She was afraid.
We read John 14: 25-28.
She he began piecing together songs and activities.
“Would you say your remembering things he taught you?”
A big smile.
“Then you hear Him just fine. Your just learning to listen.”
Thank you that she is Yours Father! May more and more brothers and sisters in Christ learn to listen to The Helper.