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Holy Spirit

“Holy Spirit is ‘the source of life’ and brings life into the world—whole life, full life, unhindered, indestructible, everlasting, life.”

above the stormEach of us knows them.  Those individuals that somehow always seem to ooze joy.  It doesn’t matter the circumstances or the weather, the difficulties they are facing or the stresses of the day, they always seem to have their head held high and are able see above the storm.  They seem to know something that the rest of the world is missing, but what is their secret.

I have always been enthralled by the work of the Holy Spirit, recently I have dived back in to listening to the reflections of great minds on this person of the Trinity.  Right now I am consumed by the words of Jurgen Moltmann in his book “The Source of Life: The Holy Spirit and the Theology of Life.” In it he says, “For the Holy Spirit is ‘the source of life’ and brings life into the world—whole life, full life, unhindered, indestructible, everlasting, life. The creative and life-giving Spirit of God already brings this eternally living life here and now, before death, not just after death, because the Spirit brings Christ into the world and Christ is ‘the resurrection and the life’ in person.” I love this!  I believe this! When I remember this truth, I can overcome anything that the day throws at me— tantrums, to-do lists, tragic world events, rude drivers—nothing seems to get me down.  Freedom exists in the words above.  The Holy Spirit is in our midst constantly and offering us life, life like we have never known before.  Each of us can embody this truth more and more each day, by not allowing our anxieties and our fears to overcome us, but recognizing instead that God is bigger than all of them.  With the gift of life that God offers, nothing can stand in our way. 

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