Listen to today’s devo!

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. (1 John 4:12)

I was around ten years old, riding home from church with my grandparents one day, when my grandfather inquired: “Did you feel that in the room, Shannon?”

“What?” I asked. I had recently started attending church with the adults and wasn’t sure what I could’ve missed that morning.

“The Holy Spirit. He was there,” my grandfather replied. Years later at my local youth group, I would begin to learn more about what he experienced that day, but at the time, I felt completely lost.

What I would come to discover is that the Holy Spirit is like oxygen. I know oxygen is there, but that doesn’t mean I can see it with my eyes. And yet, I am dependent on this element as a main sustainer of life. My very breath depends on it. Similarly, God is an unseen being to whom all people have access. My grandfather knew how to interpret the Holy Spirit’s presence because of his relationship with God. From this personal knowledge, he began teaching me and many others over the years what God is like without ever seeing him.

As we start hearing about and trusting in God for ourselves, he begins to reveal himself to us in ways that are not dependent on sight. And just like the air we breathe, he is always there.

Ask God to continue revealing himself to you.

Shannon Nickerson is a recent graduate from Kingswood University, and current multimedia coordinator at her local church. She enjoys photography, teaching, and graphic design.

© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House.  Reprinted from Light from the Word.  Used by permission.  Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.