Many know helium as the gas that makes balloons soar and that makes your voice sound really funny. Well, according to recent news the U.S. is running out of helium.
Apparently the gas is expensive to extract from the environment. Several decades ago, when it was thought that blimps, hot air balloons, and other such craft would be vitally important the U.S. set up an expensive reserve in the Midwest to hold vast quantities of the gas. About 15 years ago, when it appeared that helium powered aircraft were no longer the wave of the future, the U.S. decided to recoup some of these expenses by selling helium from the reserve.
What they didn’t anticipate was that helium demands would soar (no pun intended). It is now used in everything from ship construction, to MRI machines. Now they say we might run out of helium within the next few years. Scientists were too shortsighted in realizing the power of this gas.
Many Christians have likewise failed to comprehend the incredible power of the Holy Spirit. According to scripture the Holy Spirit helps us know what to pray, convicts us of sin, equips us for service and gives us words to say when we would be otherwise speechless. I am glad that the Spirit is infinite in power and availability. Like God, the spirit is all-knowing, all present, and all-powerful. We don’t have to worry about running out!