This is one gift I SO love about the miracle of the Spirit of God Most High: as believers, the Spirit in you calls out to the like Spirit within others. Very often, if you tune in, you notice the presence of the same Spirit before you even know the name of the friend.
The Creator designed us with a longing for our own kind. There are none among us who do not know this phenomenon.
Yet, even when we get chased out if the garden with a hoe, and find ourselves exhausted and shaking at the edge of a pond – it is this longing of the Spirit that leads us to hang on – to take one more step, and proceed with hope. The memory of where we once belonged is as a beacon … and that single light brings us back home.
‘For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.’ (Matthew 10:20 ESV)