Sunday Devotional: “I will not leave you orphans”

comfortJohn 14:15-21

Jesus said to His disciples:
“If you love me,
you will keep my commandments.
And I will ask the Father,
and he will give you another Advocate
to be with you always,
the Spirit of truth,
whom the world cannot accept,
because it neither sees nor knows him.
But you know him,
because he remains with you,
and will be in you.
I will not leave you orphans;
I will come to you.
In a little while
the world will no longer see me,
but you will see me,
because I live
and you will live.
On that day you will realize that
I am in my Father
and you are in me
and I in you.
Whoever has my commandments and observes them
is the one who loves me.
And whoever loves me
will be loved by my Father,
and I will love him
and reveal myself to him.”

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Every time I read this passage from John 14, I weep . . . .

He suffered grievously and died an agonizing death on the cross — all for us. Despite all that, He still thinks only of His children — that we would feel bereft and abandoned after His physical departure from this mortal coil.

And so He leaves us the Third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, and His Body and Blood in the holy sacrament of Communion, so that we won’t ever feel we are orphans.

Jesus, I love You, with my whole heart, my whole soul, my whole mind, and with all my strength.

How I long to see Your face and feel the warmth of Your touch.

In His Peace and Love,

~Eowyn

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  1. Hi Dr. Eowyn, I’m posting this link for you because of the comments. Read the comments. There is some very interesting comments on Sandy Hook.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3159884/posts

     
  2. Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

     
  3. traildustfotm

    Amen, Dr. Eowyn!

    O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

    “O for a thousand tongues to sing
    my great Redeemer’s praise,
    the glories of my God and King,
    the triumphs of his grace!

    My gracious Master and my God,
    assist me to proclaim,
    to spread through all the earth abroad
    the honors of thy name.

    Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
    that bids our sorrows cease;
    ’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
    ’tis life, and health, and peace.

    He breaks the power of canceled sin,
    he sets the prisoner free;
    his blood can make the foulest clean;
    his blood availed for me.

    He speaks, and listening to his voice,
    new life the dead receive;
    the mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
    the humble poor believe.

    Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
    your loosened tongues employ;
    ye blind, behold your savior come,
    and leap, ye lame, for joy.

    In Christ, your head, you then shall know,
    shall feel your sins forgiven;
    anticipate your heaven below,
    and own that love is heaven.”

    Text: Charles Wesley
    Music: Carl G. Glaser; arr. by Lowell Mason
    Tune: AZMON, Meter: CM

     
  4. HE LIFTED ME
    In loving-kindness Jesus came,
    My soul in mercy to reclaim,
    And from the depths of sin and shame
    Through grace He lifted me.

    Refrain:
    From sinking sand He lifted me,
    With tender hand He lifted me;
    From shades of night to plains of light,
    Oh, praise His Name, He lifted me!

    He called me long before I heard,
    Before my sinful heart was stirred,
    But when I took Him at His word,
    Forgiv’n, He lifted me.
    His brow was pierced with many a thorn,
    His hands by cruel nails were torn,
    When from my guilt and grief, forlorn,
    In love He lifted me.
    Now on a higher plane I dwell,
    And with my soul I know ’tis well;
    Yet how or why, I cannot tell,
    He should have lifted me.

     
  5. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this most beautiful Holy Scripture which we read at our Sunday Mass last weekend. Jesus is so personal and assuring, knowing what evil we will face. Jesus is Love and Mercy itself. I love your beautiful roses! How magnificent!

     

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