John 14:18 “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. 19 In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live.
It’s the first words of v.18 that speak to me this morning. “I will not leave you orphaned…”. I’m not an orphan. Both of my biological parents live and likely have plenty more years since both are just turning 73 years old in 2020. These days that’s not very old. I am grateful for my parents because I know few people my age (54 years) who still have both of theirs.
That said I don’t consider my biological parents to be my spiritual parents. They have not been spiritual mentors for me. Christianity and the church were not much part of our lives when I was growing up. It was other adults who mentored me in the faith and I’m grateful for them. It’s been my pleasure to mentor others in the faith and “pass it forward” so to speak.
But today I’m feeling the need to connect straight to the source of life – Jesus Christ. And so Jesus’ promise of presence with me, with you, stirs me. Comforts me. Gives me hope for another day. It’s as he says in v.19, “…because I live, you also will live”. Lord Jesus speak to your servant today. Give me life in the midst of so much uncertainty. Show me the way to do your will. I pray this in your holy name. Amen.