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John 14:15-21

Working for You

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John 14:15-21

Working for You

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Let’s talk about a word that may be new to you. The word is advocate. An advocate is someone who helps you––who does what is best for you––who wants you to win.

When your parents go to a concert, a school play, a church pageant, or a ball game, in which you are participating, they are supporting you and wanting you to have a good experience. Parents are excellent advocates for their children.

Your doctor is another person who works on your behalf. Your doctor wants you to feel well and be healthy.

Your teacher is an advocate who works with you to help you learn new things.

Can you think of other people who work as advocates for you?

In the Bible, Jesus speaks to his disciples and that includes us. He says,“I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, (Advocate) that he may be with you forever” (14:16). He is speaking of the Holy Spirit – the Spirit of God, which lives in us. This Spirit helps us know what is true. It is that voice inside, which helps us know right from wrong and teaches us how to make good choices. The Holy Spirit is a true advocate that is always with us, working on our behalf.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2007, Richard Niell Donovan