When I read the Gospels I often wish I was there to see Jesus in person; to hear Him speak on the mountainside; to witness the miracles. I wish I could gather up all the hurting people I know and go to Him for healing....my family with type 1, my nephew with cerebral palsy, my friends suffering from deep anxiety and depression, my dad with Parkinson’s, my friends struggling with their kids, my loved ones battling cancer...I want to take them to Him for immediate healing.
But we are told we have something even better now in the Holy Spirit...
“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.” John 16:7
It is a hard thing to wrap my head around. I don’t think I fully grasp the power that is within me. I don’t think I call on or tap into what is right there inside me as a believer. I still wish I could rent a 50+-person bus, pile in my loved ones, and go just touch the hem of His garment.
God, help me recognize the greater power inside me.