Holy Spirit – August 16th

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I know that Christian doctrine describes God as three co-equal “persons” — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  One God.  Three  distinct and separate but related entities.  And so much more.  The concept of the Trinity quite frankly makes my head hurt so I don’t struggle with  it any more than absolutely necessary.

I must confess that, Trinity-wise, I find God the Father — Creator — Awesome Great I Am, just too big to even begin to fathom.  With God the Son — Jesus the Christ, I find my own Christology is too murky to allow me to approach an understanding of who and what Jesus is.  The Holy Spirit, on the other hand, is the comforter and companion we were promised.

To me, the Holy Spirit is the actor.  Not someone taking on a role, but one who acts.   Acts in my life.  The Holy Spirit is the comforter.  The advocate.  Counselor.  “I will not leave you comfortless.”  It is the Holy Spirit who leads me toward God — into a deeper relationship with God.  The Holy Spirit is a presence in my life.  An in-dwelling resident of my being.

I feel Spirit-led and Spirit-fed.  Perhaps the Holy Spirit, Counselor and Comforter, will be able to lead me to a better understanding of his co-equal Divine Persons.  I suspect understanding is not meant to come easily.  I look to the power of the Holy Spirit.  I am hopeful.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.


Michael Herzog

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