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John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

Something to Remember

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John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

Something to Remember

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Object suggested: Charm bracelet or various souvenirs

A souvenir is a small item that is given or kept to help you remember a place you have visited or a person you have met. A souvenir could be a postcard, a key chain, or a small stone that has a special meaning. Do any of you have souvenirs from a special place you have visited or mementos that remind you of someone dear?

I have a charm bracelet and when I travel I sometimes purchase a tiny silver charm to attach to my bracelet. There is a sailing ship charm I bought in Boston, a moose charm that reminds me of a place in Wyoming, and a pineapple charm from Hawaii. I also have charms that remind me of my children and grandchildren. (Personalize this segment of the lesson by sharing souvenirs you have collected.)

Jesus spoke with his disciples before he went to be with God. He knew the disciples would be very sad and miss him when he was no longer with them.

He told them that he would send Holy Spirit to be with them after he had left. He said, “… when he, the Spirit of truth, (Holy Spirit) has come, he will guide you into all truth”

This may be difficult for us to understand, but the Holy Spirit is the part of God that lives within each one of us and helps guide us in the ways of God. The Spirit teaches us to know what is true and right. The Holy Spirit is much more than a souvenir or memento that reminds us of God. It is God’s Spirit that lives in us and will be with us always.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2009, Richard Niell Donovan