You Have a Secret Admirer

A devotion on John 16:12-13

“I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t bear them now. However, when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming.”
–John 16:12-13

In the past, people would sometimes receive flowers or gifts from a secret admirer.

It felt wonderful to know that there was someone out there who thought well of you, perhaps even loved you, but wasn’t ready to reveal their identity.

The Holy Spirit isn’t secret, but He is a bit hidden to our senses. He doesn’t have a name like Jesus does. We can’t imagine His features like we can the Father or the Son. But in His secretly anonymous ways, He loves us just as fully, and often has more frequent interactions with us than do Jesus or the Father.

The Holy Spirit is our go-between, bridging the gap that separates us from God. He leaves us love notes throughout the Scriptures, telling us how much God admires us and cares for our well-being. Like any good companion, He comforts us, counsels and guides, sometimes convicts, and always delivers to us the message that God wants us in His life.

It can be exciting to receive a gift from an anonymous source. Though as invisible as the wind, the Spirit of Truth wants you to feel His presence. He is a special gift from God. And He wants to give you all of God’s gifts in abundance.

Prayer

Dear Lord, Thank You for Your many gifts. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Guide me to see only Your truth. In Jesus’ precious name I pray, Amen.

Reflection

How do I interact with the Spirit of Truth on a regular basis in my life?