Good morning, Beloved Family:
I give thanks, praise, and honor to the Triune God-head. God, the Father, God, the Son and God, the Holy Sweet Spirit.
Family, yesterday, I had the honor of visiting a dear friend of mine, who is in the transitioning season of her life, at a beautiful hospice facility here in Georgia. She and I have worked together for over ten years. One of the things that I recognized about her, when we first met, so many years ago, is the love she showed.
There was a sweetness in her spirit. Even before I knew her spiritual affiliation, I knew that she loved God. The reason I knew is because I recognized the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is like a fragrance. No matter who is wearing the fragrance, you recognize the scent right away.
When I walked into her hospice room, the same sweet fragrance was there. I stayed and talked with the family for a short while. Upon going back to my vehicle, I started singing the song, “Sweet, Sweet Spirit.” It has been on my heart all last night and all this morning.
The world of God says in John 13, that if we are Jesus’s disciples, the world will know we are His by our Love. My dear friend displayed and lived out who she belonged to every day. I know for sure that God will say to you, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. The banquet table is ready for you.”
New International Version (NIV)
33 “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”