Apparently Greek soldiers fought in pairs. They would stand back to back so that they could protect one another’s backs as they fought off the enemy troops. The other soldier was a trusted wingman, an advocate, a helper. And he was called a paraclete.
What a great concept. We all need a paraclete. We could all use an advocate, a helper, a friend who has our back. In this world, facing the things we face, it would be nice to have someone like that along with us to help us face the journey and fight the battles we have to fight.
In the passage we will be looking at this Sunday, Jesus is getting ready to leave His disciples, but He promises to send them a helper, an advocate, a paraclete. He promises to send them the Holy Spirit. Check out the passage in John 14:15-31 and come on out to The River this Sunday to find out more about the paraclete that the Lord promised.