The traditional version of the third article of the Apostle’s Creed begins, “I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Christians church…..” In many churches the word “Ghost” has been changed to “Spirit”. After all, few people believe in ghosts, and those that do know them as apparitions wandering around in old houses. For the Creed, “Spirit” is obviously the better word, but even so, it is a confusing concept for many. Yet, He should not be confusing for Christians. The Holy Spirit is God. He is the third person of the Holy Trinity. He is the Comforter Jesus promised to send to all believers. You, dear Christian, have the presence of God dwelling in your life, God’s gracious gift received at your baptism. He is called the Comforter, the Guide, the Advocate, the Helper. No wispy spirit He, but the very presence of Almighty God given to dwell in your life. This is the depth of love God has for you, that He has come into your life Himself, to lead you more fully and completely into His good life.