In some Bible translations, Jesus is called an advocate in 1 John 2:1. The Easy-to-Read Bible says that “Jesus defends us before God the Father.”
An advocate is like a lawyer, so I guess we could call Jesus our lawyer. Jesus defends us in judgment before God. Jesus is also our advocate when He comforts us when we are facing trouble or sorrow.
The Greek word that John uses in verse 1 is parakletos. It is sometimes translated advocate, but in the Gospel of John, it is often translated comforter or helper. The word really means someone who is called to our side.
This is a beautiful thought! Jesus is called to our side when we believe in Him, repent of our sins and are baptized into Him. Jesus understands us, our needs, our weaknesses and our strengths. He understands God and speaks for us before Him. It is great to know that our Savior is always beside us!