Today, we encounter the active, working Spirit of God in our lives. As we consider our world and the darkness of sin, pain, and death around us, we may wonder whether God is active, whether the Spirit still plays a role in our world. We see in the early life of the church that the Spirit was at work in their testimony about who Jesus was. That Jesus was Lord and Messiah. As some of us seek the Spirit, and as others experience God’s Spirit, we confess that Jesus is Lord and join with the work of the Holy Spirit in announcing the good news of God’s restoration of all things back to goodness and back to God.