Holy Spirit, humorist

Esther's Petition

Thinking again about what God is like, I’ve meditated some about what each person of the Godhead is like. Identical in nature, they are not identical in function, relationship with humans, or personalities.

Over the years I’ve discovered that the Holy Spirit has a wonderful sense of humor.

I’m reading several books at a time, not sure which one this comment was in – “… the Lord always by my side.” I kept on reading, but then was stopped short by the Holy Spirit himself. “And IN your side, too…” he said, with a chuckle.

Oh, that’s good, I answered. “Thanks,” he responded. I could sense a smile in his voice.

The problem with that first phrase, is that’s how the author was looking at God’s presence in his life. Omnipresent. In the room. In the air, even. But mostly outside of you, not inside.

Parakletos, the Greek word…

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