If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
“I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.”
Christ promises that we will never be left orphaned. In all our lives, the Spirit uses people to comfort, care for, teach and guide us. Often we come to call them mothers. [hear sermon audio]
This week, take some time to go deeper. Use these scriptures and questions to reflect in your devotion time.
Texts to read:
Questions to ponder:
- Is there a woman in the Bible with whom you strongly identify? Why?
- What women in your life have helped you grow in faith?
- How do you help the women in your life embrace their God-given gifts and talents?
Do and share:
- Donate to a charity that supports women’s empowerment or maternal health.
- Share a memory of a spiritual mother from your life on ourFacebook or Twitter (@dpumc).