“You will conceive and give birth to a son…”
“But how can this be…?”
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the Most High will overshadow you.”
I love God’s Word. I love learning more about my Father and Savior and Holy Spirit through the testimony of those who have come before me. I love opening up this earthly book made of paper and ink, and watching supernatural things unfold before my eyes and within my heart.
In the Bible God likens His Word to bread- spiritual food that sustains our souls. When I read the Word- not just as a necessary spiritual discipline, but as a means to intimacy with my Father, as a book that is just as true and as powerful today as it was centuries ago- then God’s Word transforms from dry, day-old toast into sweet, freshly baked banana bread, so filling and so rich that I am only able to take in and savor a few bites at a time. Mmmm.
Through His Word the Father has been opening my eyes to the third Person of God: the Holy Spirit. Just as Jesus and the Father are People who want to know and interact with us, so is the Holy Spirit. And God’s Word- if we take Him at His Word- has so much to say about the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives as believers and the help and power and blessing we miss out on when we choose to ignore Him.