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2 Corinthians 13:14
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
The reality of the Trinity – one God existing in Three – is a really big concept. Mysterious. Confusing. Ice-cream-headache inducing. Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised that as finite beings we can’t fully comprehend the infinite. After all, if we could explain God, we’d be God.
The reason this matters is we often miss out on some of the incredible benefits of friendship with God when we fail to embrace a part of who He is. When we let painful father-wounds get in the way of our view with God as Father, we view Him as harsh or absent or annoyed with us and we don’t enjoy the loving embrace and security of being God’s kids. When we don’t fully onboard Jesus as human but also Savior, we miss the comfort that He can relate to all our temptations and struggles, but that He also has power to forgive us, change us, save us.
And then, interestingly, when Jesus was about to leave the earth, he made a profound statement. He said, “it is better for you that I go away. If I don’t, the Comforter won’t come.” (John 16:7)
Jesus told His disciples that even better than Him walking physically with you, is when He’s able to send the Person of the Holy Spirit to live in you. The person of the Holy Spirit who can guide us, teach us, help us, fill us.
I love the way Paul ended his second letter to his friends at Corinth. He said –
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14)
Paul desired for the complete force of God’s friendship – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – be with them in full power and enjoyment.
Maybe you’ve never considered that even the Spirit of God desires close companionship with you. He does. Talk to Him today. Ask Him to reveal Jesus to in you in richer ways. Ask Him to make Scripture come alive as you read it. Ask Him to help you. Ask Him to fill you.