Jesus does not abandon his followers. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded the the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord’s table the Spirit will transform us to be the body of the risen Christ in the world.
Check out the readings for this week:
Paul’s message to the Athenians
Bless our God, you peoples; let the sound of praise be heard
1 Peter 3:13-22
The days of Noah, a sign of baptism
Christ our advocate
There’s a wonderful 16th-century setting of the gospel message in If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments by Thomas Tallis. For music this week, we’ll focus on singing about God’s abiding love, Jesus our advocate, and the Spirit of truth who lives in every charitable act.