by John Michalak
[Jesus said] “I have yet many things to tell you, but you can’t bear them now. However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming.”
In more innocent days, people would sometimes receive flowers or gifts from a secret admirer. It felt wonderful to know that there was someone out there who thought well of you, perhaps even loved you, but wasn’t ready to reveal their identity.
The Holy Spirit isn’t secret, but He is a bit hidden to our senses. He doesn’t have a name like Yahweh or Jesus, we can’t imagine His features like we can the Father or the Son. But in His secretly anonymous ways, He loves us just as fully, and often has more frequent interactions with us than do Jesus or the Father.
The Holy Spirit leaves us love notes throughout the Scriptures, telling us how much God admires us and cares for our well-being. Like any good companion, He comforts us, counsels and guides, sometimes convicts, and always delivers to us the message that God wants us in His life.
It can be exciting to receive a gift from an anonymous source. Though as invisible as the wind, the Spirit of Truth wants you to feel His presence. And He wants to give you God’s gifts in abundance.