I realized something today and thought I should share.
In the Garden of Eden God walked with Adam and Eve! He was there with them, He talked to them, He was their friend. They had a direct connection to the Father. But then when they sinned that direct connection with God was lost.
So God sent Jesus to earth and He walked and talked with the people. Jesus was now the only connection to the Father. (John 14:6)
And when Jesus ascended into heaven, the connection that we had was again lost.
So God sent the Holy Spirit as our mediator! John 20:22 says, "And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.""
We have the Holy Spirit now, right here with us! Not only is He on the earth, but He lives INSIDE of you!
Why would you ever take that for granted? How can you ignore that?
One last fun detail...... notice the bold words? The order that they appear are God, Jesus, Holy Spirit. (or Father, Son, Holy Spirit) That's the same order that God explains them in the Bible... right? :)