Nothing can turn his heart from us

While Jesus was with his friends his heart was always open towards them. And his feelings towards them will remain constant even after he leaves them and is exalted to his Father’s side. Jesus says, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. How will he come? He will give the Spirit to be his own presence in them. Jesus and the Spirit are one just as Jesus and the Father are one. Wherever the Spirit is present, Jesus is also present along with his Father. The three cannot be separated. So Jesus goes on to say, “In that day (the day the Spirit comes) you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.”

By the Spirit, we are in Jesus and he is in us. Within this living union, we don’t simply make deductions about how Jesus might feel towards us. He actually dwells within us by the Spirit with his heart always open towards us in love. Indeed, he wants to communicate to us the same feeling of affection as there is between the Father and his dearly loved Son. Furthermore, by the Spirit, the indwelling Jesus wants to tell us that it is impossible to break this knot of love and turn his heart away from us. Nothing can turn the Father’s heart from Jesus and Jesus’ heart from his Father. And nothing can turn the heart of both Father and Son from us. We know this as we live in them and they live in us by the Spirit.

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