WHEN GOD GIVES us the Holy Spirit, God gives us nothing less than God’s own self—an important emphasis. The Holy Spirit is God here today, present with you and me, right now. Some other metaphors and symbols used in the Bible to describe the Holy Spirit—words like water, fire, breath, wind—can sometimes suggest that the Holy Spirit is only “something divine.” But the Holy Spirit moves far beyond an impersonal “something” to be a “Someone.” When we cry out from our depths, “Come, Spirit, come,” we are crying out for the Lord to come and personally fill our lives.
Holy Spirit Here and Now
From pages 20-21 of Holy Spirit Here and Now by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2013 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.
—John 14:16, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
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