Who is the Holy Spirit?

Some stuff in the Bible is hard to understand.  Actually, there’s a lot of things about God that are hard to understand.  How can God be everywhere at one time?  How did He create everything by speaking?  Stuff like that.  Probably one of the things about God that’s most misunderstood is the fact that He’s the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit all at once.  And while most people seem to understand who God the Father is, and Jesus the Son, they’re not sure what to think about the Holy Spirit.

Have you ever heard someone call the Holy Spirit the “Holy Ghost?”  That can be pretty confusing because it makes you think the Holy Spirit is some kind of weird invisible ghost thing.  In fact, the Spirit isn’t a thing.  He’s God.  We’ll talk more about that tomorrow.

Ghosts are scary, but God care about all of His people and He’s got good plans for you.  His Holy Spirit is sent to help you, to make you feel better, to make you brave, and to help other people through you.  There won’t be time to cover every little topic about the Holy Spirit that we could possibly talk about, but we’ll try to take a good look at just who He is and what He means to you.

Let’s memorize a Bible verse about the Holy Spirit. In John 14:16, Jesus says, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever”