Tuesday, June 2, 2015

about the Holy Ghost

     This Sunday, I will be teaching the Perkins Ward Primary children that the Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead.  To me, He is something of a mystery member.  There is a scripture that says, "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. " John 17:3  No mention of the Holy Ghost.  That's rather interesting, as we seek the constant companionship and influence of the Holy Ghost.  We know a good bit about the attributes of God the Father and of Jesus Christ, but only know that the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit without flesh and bones so that He can dwell in us.  We know about how he can speak to us and help us.  What kind of name is "the Holy Ghost," anyway?  I wonder, is He shy?  

       What I figure is that, despite my curiosity, it  is not important that we know about Him, but it is important that we learn to know how He communicates with us and for us to act on His promptings. If I become more in tune with Him, will I learn more about Him as an individual?  Isn't it strange to have the potential of a best friend who can be with you all the time, and not really know Him as Himself, but only as His function? I know He is real.  I have been blessed by His help and guidance from time to time.  I do need to work on our relationship.
        
        I think I may describe the members of the Godhead as like being on a team.  Each of them distinct individuals working in different ways for the same purpose. 

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  1. For a long time now I've thought about how much I love the Holy Ghost and what a good friend he has been to me. I think about all these many years he has been helping all of God's children, even if they don't know it's been him. And all these years he has served us, and how often do we thank him? We thank Heavenly Father. We thank Jesus. But recently, I've started to thank him, too. I know he is just doing the will of the Father, like the Savior did, but he is choosing to be this friend to us, he is choosing to be the one that is always there when we need him. I am so grateful for him and want him to know that I love him. When I think about life after this, I am excited to see my Heavenly Father and Mother, and Savior, but I want the Holy Ghost to be there in the line, too. I want to give him a hug and thank him for all of the times he comforted me or prompted me and protected me. I get excited when I think of how it will be for him when he finally gets his body, after helping all of us while in ours. I don't know his favorite color, whether he prefers the mountains or the beach, what his favorite pasttime would be, but I do know he is patient, caring, generous, and unselfish. I am so grateful for him in my life. :)

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    1. Love this comment and your perspective.

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