"Why are all of the people we meet skeletons?
One thing missing from the Hope devotion earlier this week was how much Hope wielding the Phoenix can be related to us and the Holy Spirit. It seems as if He truly was the "Forgotten God."
Images of the Phoenix are the perfect reminder of the Spirit; a living fire (Acts 2:3-4) with dove-like qualities (Matt. 3:16).
Without the Holy Spirit, we are weak and frail. We don't even have enough strength to believe without Him. But, with Him we have a limitless power source.
The comparison works perfectly with Hope and Phoenix because she is really just a C-rated character without him. Even though she has a neat family history, she really doesn't bring too much to the table by herself. She might as well join the GLA. With the Phoenix, she is a force uncontrollable that could either save or destroy the entire world.
The Spirit, in pointing to and connecting us with Christ, allows us to do all things (Phil. 4:13). He gives us the fruit (Ga. 5:22-23) and the sword (Eph. 6:17) that we need to not only get through in this sin-filled world, but also to conquer it. He gives us strength although we are weak (2 Cor. 12:10). And, He even works through us to give His gift to others.
His power is so great that it is something that everyone could benefit from, it is something that every person truly needs. He works through us so that others may also stop being like "skeletons" and become filled with the Him.
Go out into the world sharing the life changing power of Jesus,