26 “When the Companion comes, whom I will send from the Father—the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father—he will testify about me. 27 You will testify too, because you have been with me from the beginning.
you will remember that I told you about them. “I didn’t say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I go away to the one who sent me. None of you ask me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Yet because I have said these things to you, you are filled with sorrow. 7 I assure you that it is better for you that I go away. If I don’t go away, the Companion won’t come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will show the world it was wrong about sin, righteousness, and judgment. 9 He will show the world it was wrong about sin because they don’t believe in me. 10 He will show the world it was wrong about righteousness because I’m going to the Father and you won’t see me anymore. 11 He will show the world it was wrong about judgment because this world’s ruler stands condemned. 12 “I have much more to say to you, but you can’t handle it now. 13 However, when the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you in all truth. He won’t speak on his own, but will say whatever he hears and will proclaim to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and proclaim it to you. 15 Everything that the Father has is mine. That’s why I said that the Spirit takes what is mine and will proclaim it to you. (John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, CEB)
What do you think when you hear companion?
Honestly I think of a Siberian Husky we had as a pet. Tika and I would have conversations and play hard. She was a wonderful part of our family. She was a companion. I remember when we brought our oldest daughter home from the hospital, we have a picture of Tika in the back of the car sniffing the car seat and seeing what was happening. She was so gentle and kind to our daughter. She was truly a loving spirit.
That is how I envision the Holy Spirit, as a traveler with us on the road of life. Someone who will help us and guide us with the right things to say and do, but also just there as a friend along the way.
Jesus said that the Spirit will guide us in all truth, and be a companion.
Let us travel with this companion and help the world see all truth.
Love People. Love God.