The elderly woman in the nursing home didn’t speak to anyone or request anything. It seemed she merely existed, rocking in her creaky old chair. She didn’t have many visitors, so one young nurse would often go into her room on her breaks. Without asking the woman questions to try to get her to talk, she simply pulled up another chair and rocked with her. After several months, the elderly woman said to her, “Thank you for rocking with me.” She was grateful for the companionship.
Before Jesus went back to heaven, Jesus promised to send a constant companion to his disciples. He told them He would not leave them alone but would send the Holy Spirit to be in them. That promise is still true for believers in Jesus today. Jesus said that the triune God makes His “home” in us.
The Lord is our close and faithful companion throughout our entire life. He will guide us in our deepest struggles, forgive our sin, hear each silent prayer, and shoulder the burdens we cannot bear.
We can enjoy his sweet company today – Our Daily Bread