“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.
“The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
(John 14:16, 26, NIV)
The Holy Spirit is to us what
the physical presence of Jesus was to His disciples.
He is teacher,
The Spirit is to us what Jesus was to His disciples,
Jesus was limited by a physical body.
The Spirit is Jesus unbound from any limitations.
He is Jesus with us, among us, and within us
every moment, always and forever.
The Spirit is our teacher.
We understand so little and remember even less,
but the Spirit patiently instructs us.
He reminds us of what is important.
He takes us by the hand and leads us into all truth.
The Spirit helps us know Jesus—
not just know about Him, but know Him personally,
face to face and heart to heart.
This knowing, this sharing
is closer than any human friendship.