New Orleans is known as a city of never-ending parties, but it also a city of parades. Getting married? Have a parade. Celebrating a birthday? Have a parade. Celebrating because it’s a Thursday? Have a parade.
Everyone sees the parade and hears it (and often are inconvenienced by it). Parades aren’t meant to be subtle and quiet. The people in the parade do what they can to draw attention to something they consider worth celebrating.
The Holy Spirit’s role is a lot like that parade but for a greater reason. He works tirelessly to magnify the work of Jesus. He works in and through our lives to draw attention to Someone worth celebrating. He empowers us to do the work of ministry, equips us to make a difference in the world for God’s glory, teaches us to understand God’s Word, and so much more. Since the role of the Holy Spirit is so important, why do we spend so little time talking about Him? As He prepared to die on the cross, Jesus gave His disciples and us great insight into this too-little-discussed Person of the Trinity.