The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit. - John 3:8
The wind is invisible, yet its effects can be seen, heard, and felt (i.e., swirling leaves, rustling of leaves, and the spray of water). Like the wind, the Holy Spirit is invisible.
- God is a spirit… - John 4:24
- …a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have. - Luke 24:39
Like the wind, though invisible, the ministry of the Holy Spirit can be experienced. On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit’s presence was experienced as a mighty, rushing wind.
- When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. - Acts 2:1-2
Believers experience the comforting of the Holy Spirit.
- In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; - Romans 8:26
As well, believers experience the prompting and directing of the Holy Spirit.
- But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. - John 16:13
- For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. - Romans 8:14