The union we have in Jesus is completely satisfying, beyond belief, and impossible to fully experience in a lifetime. Our union with Jesus Christ is just plain crazy! Imagine what Jesus was thinking when He said to His disciples, “At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:20, NKJV).
Jesus saw the place in Himself that the Father had known from before the foundation of the world; it would soon be activated through His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of God. Everything would move from the outside to the inside; everyone would be able to be in Christ just as Jesus was in His Father, and He would be inside of us. Crazy! Even though His thoughts were beginning to pain Him as He walked toward the Garden of Gethsemane, His Spirit was soaring with anticipation of the coming Holy Spirit and our abiding life in Spirit and truth.
Sunday, as I was sharing this passage at the 11 am service, I saw the excitement in Jesus’ eyes at the redemption of mankind and the transformation of love that He would bring to all. Suddenly, the Turtle’s song from the late 60’s rose up in my heart and into my mouth. I began to sing, but it wasn’t the Turtles singing, it was Jesus:
“Me in you and you in Me/ No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be/The only one for Me is you and you for Me/ So happy together…” (The Turtles, Lyrics to “Happy Together”. Source: LyricFind. Capitalization mine.).
Everyone began singing along. The Holy Spirit made a love song we all knew into a song of love from the greatest songwriter & lover we will ever know: our Husband Redeemer, Jesus Christ!
The Holy Spirit, with the truth of Jesus, can take anything and transport us into an eternal moment with Jesus. He demonstrates the truth of Jesus in our hearts, imaginations, emotions, and intellect, creating a genuine experience with Jesus Christ in truth. He is the One who enables us to know today that Jesus is in the Father, that we are in Jesus, and that Jesus is in us!
All we need is the Holy Spirit and the words of Jesus that we have heard and hold valuable and true. He then takes what could be abstract, or beyond our intellect, and draws us into an encounter with Jesus. This is love in motion, “…the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5b).
The Holy Spirit can captivate, activate, and transform all of us with Jesus, truth, even a simple song. Hmmm…I wonder what the Holy Spirit is singing today?