Archive | March, 2013

I Need an Advocate

13 Mar

My mother lives in a nursing home. On a few occasions my sister or I have had to speak with someone in authority to advocate on our mom’s behalf. We’re called alongside to help her by pleading her case where her care is involved.

 

Recently, I was mulling over a particularly difficult situation and thought, “I wish I had an advocate where this is concerned.” The Lord gently reminded me, “You have one.” Immediately the verse 1 John 2:1 came to mind:

 

“My little children, I am writing these things to you

so that you may not sin.

And if anyone sins,

we have an Advocate with the Father,

Jesus Christ the righteous.”

 

Jesus Christ, the One who is completely in right standing with the Father, who is right in all His ways, advocates for us before the Father. He is completely capable to come to our aid, to plead our case, to come to our defense, to intercede and comfort us.

 

Not only does He do this for us before the Father, but He has provided the Holy Spirit – another just like Him – to dwell within those who belong to Him forever (John 14:16; 16:7). He is our helper, teacher, and reminds us of all that Jesus taught (John 14:26). He always tells us the truth and points us to Jesus (John 15:26). Talk about an Advocate!

 

“…We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

 

“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever.”

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