Scripture: 2nd Corinthians 13:13
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Thought for the Day: This coming Sunday is Trinity Sunday, an important Sunday on the Church Calendar. It makes sense that we celebrate the Trinity at this time of the year as we have seen a lot of activity among the three persons of the Trinity in the last six weeks. Jesus was crucified, and then raised by the Father (God), and then after the ascension of Jesus, the Spirit was given on Pentecost. There is no doubt that scripture presents these three unique expression of the divine, but at no point is there a section of the Bible that clearly explains how we are to understand their relationship and connection. In the above words from 2nd Corinthians, it sounds as if each of them has a very specific role or job, but Trinitarian theology emphasizes how they are one. Does this mean they are one in essence, but unique in their tasks? Does it mean that they are one in everything, but for the sake of getting the jobs done, they have made assignments? If so, can Jesus also do the fellowship part, and the Holy Spirit the love part? I offer you this devotional today to begin your thinking on the topic before we gather on Sunday. What do you believe about the Trinity? What do you not understand? Do you find the whole thing to be nonsense? Some pretty well respected Christians have come to that conclusion, so you wouldn’t be alone if you did. I hope you will make it to worship this Sunday to continue the conversation.
Prayer: Come, O Holy God – the Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer. Allow us to know you and to experience the beauty and richness of the divine life. Amen.