The Coronavirus Pandemic. We've got people freaking out all over the world. Major fear and panic ensues as people try to run and hide from this microscopic, invisible boogeyman called "corona". (Note: I'm not suggesting Coronavirus is not serious, but hear me out here.)
O.K. Here's what I'm thinkin'....
Many of these toilet-paper-hoarding, hypochondriac super heroes are the same people who just can't believe in the existence of the Holy Spirit because, "you know, I can't believe in something I can't see". I need "tangible", "real", something "verifiable", they might explain. And a virus clearly has all that - we can produce lab results, experience symptoms, even die, in some cases.
But, hang on a minute. I'm gonna suggest the Holy Spirit (this invisible force, this"asphyxiating cloud", as Lewis refers to it in The Screwtape Letters, that dwells among us and in us 24/7), likewise, has tangible, observable characteristics. The presence of the Holy Spirit does, indeed, produce "symptoms". You know this if you've ever seen:
A person delivered from addiction
A marriage restored
A heart changed
A sickness healed
Anxiety replaced with peace.
I could go on......
So, oh yeah, the Holy Spirit comes with symptoms, too.
Should the CDC know about this?
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:26) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14:26&version=NIV