The Invisible Friend

For the last couple of weeks, Hannah has been playing with a variety of friends.  They follow her wherever she goes.  They are her pals.  There is Larry-boy, Bob the Tomato, Jimmy Neutron and even Pooh Bear.  They aren’t all together with her at one time and she only plays with one or two at a time.

The other night, we were in the bedroom and Hannah told me to say hi to Jimmy Neutron, so I turned toward the closet door and said, “Hi, Jimmy!”  Then Hannah exclaimed, “No Dad, he’s over there!” and pointed toward the nightstand.  I simply said sorry because I do not see invisible people very well.

Hannah has faith to play and see the unseen.  Shouldn’t this be the way we understand the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives?  He is invisible yet very present.  The Holy Spirit is not seen with the human eyes but His work is.  We must have faith in the unseen to see the Holy Spirit work in the seen.

I am reminded of Jesus words that we should have the faith of children.  Perhaps He gave us those instructions because we need to believe, although we cannot see the person of the Holy Spirit or the actual resurrected Savior, yet we believe that they exist.  Jesus told doubting Thomas, “Because you have seen Me, you have believed.  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  We must have faith in God and His work, whether we see Him working or not.

We have an invisible friend in the Holy Spirit.  He is an ever present help in time of need.  He is our comforter.  He is our companion and friend.  He is the friend that sticks closer than a brother.  He is a guide and convicts us of sin.  He is the revealer of Jesus and we would do well to value Him in our lives.  We must have faith in our invisible friend.  Whether you see Him or not, He is there.

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