The good news is that even when we have strayed far from God, He is always there to welcome us back. With Christ we are forgiven and saved from any further judgment. This too is the work of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who convinces us and makes us certain and sure that in this crucified figure of Christ we too can find our Savior and our Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and convinces us of our Savior.