I love gifts, don't you? Usually they are a surprise and it is exciting to receive a surprise gift. I also love to give, can't always give gifts but I can give myself in helping others and I love to do that. Jesus gave us a precious gift after He ascended to heaven to be with His Father.
DA 672 "Christ has promised the gift of the holy Spirit to His church, and the promise belongs to us as much as to the first disciples. But like every other promise, it is given on conditions. There are many who believe and profess to claim the Lord's promise; they talk about Christ and about the Holy Spirit, yet receive no benefit. They do not surrender the soul to be guided and controlled by the divine agencies. We cannot use the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is to use us. Through the Spirit God works in His people "to will and to do of His good pleasure" Phil. 2:13. But many will not submit to this. They want to manage themselves. This is why they do not receive the heavenly gift. Only to those who wait humbly upon God, who watch for His guidance and grace, is the Spirit given. The power of God awaits their demand and reception. This promised blessing, claimed by faith, brings all other blessing in its train. It is given according to the riches of the grace of Christ, and He is ready to supply every soul according to the capacity to receive."
Do you like this promise of such a special gift? I do and I believe we do receive it when we abide by the conditions. It is hard to give up control of our lives to others but to God when He loves us so much should be much easier, don't you think? Let's try it and receive His special gift to us. Grandma Joan