Matthew 3 – Jesus’ baptism.
‘At that moment heaven opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.’
It is this same Spirit of God who comes and dwells within us. So often I read this passage and detach myself and the spirit I speak of within me from these events. But it is the very same spirit who dwells within me, who cries out Abba Father. We are united with Christ not just by nice thoughts but by God’s very Spirit who descended upon Christ and who Christ gave us. We can take hope as we seek to walk in faith, as we desire to live out Spirit filled lives, not in the strength of our resolve to do so or our knoweldege of God but in the very presence of His Spirit who is present with Christ and with ourselves.