When Jesus rose from the dead after dying on the cross, He spent some time with His disciples, but then He explained to them that He had to leave to go back to heaven. He told them not to worry, though, because a helper would come for them. Since He couldn’t be with them, or us, on the earth anymore, He sent the Holy Spirit to help us.
It’s cool to think about what it would have been liked to walk with Jesus while He was here, but He actually said that it’s even better to have the Holy Spirit than to have Him here with us (John 16:7). Jesus could only be in one place at a time, but the Holy Spirit can be all places, He can even be in our hearts.
So what does He help us with? He helps us to pray because sometimes we don’t even know what we should say (Romans 8:26). He helps us to know what is right and what is wrong (John 16:8). He helps us to understand God and the Bible (John 14:26). He even helps us to not be scared (We’ll talk more about that tomorrow). There’s a lot of ways, even more than these that I listed, that the Holy Spirit helps us. Can you think of any more ways?
Keep working on memorizing John 14:16. “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.” Do you have it yet?