“I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49)
The Father promised the Holy Spirit, and Jesus sent him to clothe the disciples with power. How often do you think about the power of the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit that hovered over the waters at creation? The power of God that can just speak and things happen? The power of God that raised Jesus from the dead. The power of God that heals. The power of God that is in storms and thunder and earthquakes … an awesome, almighty power.
And then Jesus sends that power to clothe us. What amazing things can we do if we lean into the power that God has clothed us with? What faith does this require? What would it be like to sit for a while today and ponder this power? Consider why God would clothe his people with his power from on high. Ponder for a little or a long time, but contemplate and listen to his whispers and obey. Think also about the readings for the past few days. Wonder at God’s almighty power. Be amazed; be awed. Fear God. He is an awesome Father who has clothed us with his Holy Spirit. Love … listen … obey.
Father God, you sent your Holy Spirit to clothe your people. Thank you that you are my God. Help me recognise your mightiness, power and awesomeness. Help me hear your whispers and follow your will obediently. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.