Can we really believe this is true?

Just before Jesus died, he told his friends some astonishing things about his love for them and for us. For example, he says, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you (John 15:9). The Father’s love for Jesus is beyond measure and so Jesus’ love for us is also beyond measure. Can we really believe this is true? Well, the one who says this to us is himself The Truth. He doesn’t just say things to us that are true, he IS the truth. So, when Jesus says he loves us as the Father loves him he is speaking the truth.

Furthermore, Jesus sends the Spirit to us as the Spirit of Truth to bear witness to himself as The Truth (John 16:13). So, when the Spirit enables us to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, it is all true. But we may ask, will the Spirit also leave us just as Jesus has left us? Jesus says, No! The Father…will give you another helper who will be with you FOREVER (John 14:6). And he will be with you and in you as my own personal presence with you.

Right now, Jesus is in the presence of his Father. He is also present with us showing the fullness of his love for us as he continually gives himself to us. And we can be fully sure that it is all true and will always remain true. So, don’t allow the father of lies to tell you lies about Jesus. Listen only to the Spirit of Truth as he points you to Jesus as the Truth.

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