When you think of the Holy Spirit, what do you think of? Maybe you’ve never even heard that name before. Maybe in your church they say the Holy Ghost. Lots of people have different thoughts about the Holy Spirit. The most important thing is what God said in the Bible.
The Holy Spirit is mentioned all throughout the Bible, both in the times before Jesus came to live on earth (the Old Testament) and after He came (the New Testament). The Holy Spirit guided the people of the Old Testament just like He does for us today, but Jesus spoke about Him in a new way. He said that the Holy Spirit would be sent after He went back to heaven. In other words, when Jesus returned to heaven, the Spirit took His place on earth.
Why do I say that the Holy Spirit is not an “it?” Because things don’t think for themselves or do things on their own. People do. God does. And the Holy Spirit is God. He has a purpose and He speaks to you. He spoke to the men who wrote the Bible to tell them what to say, He helped create the world, He helps you to pray, and He cares about you.
Let’s keep memorizing that same Bible verse. John 14:16, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever”