Less Is More

John 15:26-16:15

In Christ, God came to be present among us in a new way. He became our Immanuel, “God with us,” God in human flesh, God in our very midst. But now Jesus says something puzzling to his disciples: He tells them he must go. Then he says something even more puzzling: It’s actually for their good that he must go. How does that make sense? How is less Jesus more? How is that better? Jesus tells us. He’s leaving so that he can send the Advocate, the Helper, the third member of the Trinity, his very Spirit into our hearts. Yet again, God will be present with us in a new way–This time, though, instead of coming near us, instead of becoming one of us, he will now be present in us.