“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” ~ John 1:1-5
: one that acts or exerts power
a : something that produces or is capable of producing an effect : an active or efficient cause
b : a chemically, physically, or biologically active principle
: a means or instrument by which a guiding intelligence achieves a result
: one who is authorized to act for or in the place of another: as a: a representative, emissary, or official of a government
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