And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; (John 14:16)

The  first thing Jesus said when He returned to those in the “upper room” was, “Peace unto you.” 

And then He repeated it again, before saying, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” 

He  promised He would never leave us, (Matthew 28:20) even until the end of this earth age.But, perhaps the most significant—not withstanding His sacrifice by dying for us—was promising us He would not leave us without sending a “comforter.”

The Holy Spirit He breathed unto to those in attendance in the upper room received His power and presence, and went out to continue being a witness for His love and His word.

In Joel 2:28, the Spirit was poured out for all of us who should wish to receive it.  The Holy Spirit is gentle and kind in character…and the Spirit would never jump into someone who doesn’t want Him, or receive Him openly.  He’s a gentleman, and is waiting, hoping and watching over us always, it’s up to us to seek and receive Him.

The power of the Spirit is beyond description and something of which can only be felt by “acceptance” and observance of this entity within, peace is the first thing that comes to mind.

We all go through troubling and static times.  We have heard many people, or loved ones words as they are in a deep valley say, “I can’t do this”— but with the Holy Spirit, “you can.”  It is through His strength that we are able to jump over any hurdle due to His presence and love.

Come Holy Spirit, come…

Father, thank You for the Comforter and Your love, in Jesus’ name, Amen

CD Swanson

C D SWANSON is a published author of 20 books, which include both fiction and non-fiction. In addition, she contributes to online magazines, which includes this website, and her own devotional website. Happily married to her teenage sweetheart, and are parents to a “furry son.” Retired from a career as a Director/counselor in nursing homes, she continues to advocate for the elderly and volunteers for several organizations.