Tootsie Roll: The Same Spirit
There’s an interesting fact Tootsie Roll reveals about their recipe on the Tootsie Roll website. It says, “Leo’s recipe required the incorporation of the previous day’s (leftover) Tootsie Rolls into each newly cooked confection, a graining process that Tootsie continues to this day. As such, there’s (theoretically) a bit of Leo’s very first Tootsie Roll in every one of the sixty-four million Tootsie Rolls that Tootsie produces each day.” According to Tootsie Roll, it’s possible that there’s a little of the original in every batch.
That’s exactly the way God designed us, to carry the same Holy Spirit as His Son, Jesus. Unlike Tootsie Roll, however, this isn’t a diminished version or any kind of variation of the original. Just as it says in Romans 8, “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.” It’s the same Spirit we read about descending on Him at His baptism and empowered Him for ministry on Earth.
It’s an amazing revelation that comes with great responsibility. We’re confronted with the decision of whether or not to let the power of the Holy Spirit flow through our lives. To deny that power means denying life and freedom for ourselves and everyone around us. To live in that power means there is no limit to what God can do through us.