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The friend

Place: the train

Poison: water

Favorite things: my friends

Today Max and I went on an adventure, we travelled to the city on our first bus and train ride.

I have made it my goal not to become isolated in these initial stages of motherhood.

My world, pre-mummyhood, was full of friends and work and life and hard work.

The significance of the change was quite dramatic and the main thing that has helped this transition is my friends.

This was the same with the disciples and Jesus.

Lenten reading

But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you.’ (John 16:13-15 MSG)

the friend, the holy spirit is one part of faith that I have never been able to deny.

People ask me, how do you know your faith is not just made up?

People ask me why I believe in a power I’ve never seen?

People ask me is Jesus a historical figure or a real relationship in my life?

My answer is always filled with stories of the holy spirit, whom Jesus calls my friend.

It is encounters with the Holy spirit that have completely changed my life. It’s those quiet unctions when I’ve known I shouldn’t walk that way, it’s the internal utterances telling me to call someone, it’s that essence of protection when I have felt unsafe.

The holy spirit truly can be your friend.

This Easter, have you encountered the Holy spirit?

This lent call out and ask God to meet you today through the work of his Spirit.

It’s not spooky or foreign, it’s actually a very simple knowing and relationship with something that is so real.

Reach out, you won’t be foresaken…


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