It’s a classic question, right? “So who made God?” The answer that we know to say is no-one, that God has always been there. We can’t really grasp the idea that something didn’t just begin, but no matter what people believe, there has to have been something there before anything. Our brains like to be logical (well some of us. I’m an accountant so I LOVE logic) but there also needs to be faith in our walk with God. I don’t know much, but one thing I do know is that we will never have God all figured out, no matter how hard we try.
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit were always there. They have been together in existence forever. The Holy Spirit isn’t just something that was created and sent after Jesus left earth.
The Spirit has had a key role in creation from the start of time. In Genesis 1:2 it tells us that the Spirit of God hovered over the waters as the earth was created. Now, as we trust in God and lay down our lives, the Holy Spirit does a work of making us a new creation. We will see the gifts of the Spirit and fruits of the Spirit in other blogs, but these come from being reborn in God’s image, taking hold of the identity we were always called to have.
In addition to the work of recreation, the Spirit has always been there filling people and inspiring people. There are times in the Old Testament where the Spirit comes upon people for a time. The Spirit inspires the writings of the Bible, both Old and New Testament. Matthew 22:43 and Acts 4:25 tell us that when David wrote the Psalms he was speaking by the Spirit.
So the Holy Spirit is not an optional extra we can experience if we choose, but he is an essential part of what it is to know God and love Him. So take some time today to reflect. Our lives may be over in the blink of an eye in the grand scheme of things, but the Spirit in us is eternal and has seen it all. He is not shocked or overawed by the situations you face or the culture we exist in. He has seen it all and he is in the business of creating new things. Let Him continue that work in you today.