Consider the Trinity:
Admit it, we’ve been distracted! We have been somewhat drawn away for the theology of God (truth about God) during and leading up to our lockdown. But it is about time we look to our holy and triune God! That is correct, God is holy, and He is triune!
Friends, the doctrine of the Trinity is both central and essential to Christianity. Sure, it is a doctrine involving much mystery, as there are things involved in God’s character that are impossible for us to fully understand. However, God has revealed Himself to us, as triune. Therefore, there is no need to get caught up in a theological theory.
The doctrine of the Trinity should bring us delight! So this week, let’s consider the first truth that should satisfy us in God’s truth:
Firstly, we must think of God as Father! While the Trinity is one God in three persons, Jesus acknowledges, in John 17:24, that God the Father loved God the Son before the creation of the world. This tells us that God the Father loves to love, He chooses to love, and He shares this love (1 John 4:9-10).
This should help us not to think that God is far off, but that He is near us and He is relatable. And the way the Father makes known His love, is through giving His Spirit.
Now, because God the Father is true and loving, we can become His children. If God was not triune, if God was not a Father, He could never give us the right to be His children. But the good news of the gospel is truly good news because the one true God has eternally existed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Father has gladly given us His only Son for our redemption, and the Father and the Son have gladly sent the Holy Spirit to live within us. And through this, we participate and experience the fellowship of the triune God. Through this we can
know the love of the Father through the work of the Son and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Let us therefore pray to our holy and triune God for one another, our community, our country, and for the larger affairs that affect us.