At the very beginning Of Creation, for instance, we read that the Spirit Of God moved upon the waters,1 and through the long millennial stages of the world's evolution we can well believe that He was the principle of life and movement. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host Of them by the breath of His mouth.2 Have we thought of this? We are apt to regard the Holy Spirit as the possession of a few saintly souls, while we forget that all around us are sacraments of God. When you stand some summer evening on the shore and watch the grand expanse of purple and sapphire sea, with the white sea gulls skimming its surface and the red cliffs towering above it; when your eye strays upwards to the heavens with their infinite depths of blue and crimson and golden-green, have you ever thought that you owe this panorama of loveliness to the Holy Spirit of God Why is the ﬂower living and growing? Because the Holy Spirit is breathing upon it. Who gave the little insect its wondrous variety of colour? The Holy Spirit of God. And when at last God made man, when He first gave expression to His own invisible nature in human form it was the Divine inbreathing that wrought that supreme masterpiece. As Elihu has said, The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. 3 Human life, in a higher degree, is the work of the Holy Spirit.