Updated: Aug 12, 2020
"... and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in a bodily form as a dove, and a voice came out of heaven: "You are My Son, the beloved; in You I am well pleased." ~ Luke 3:22 (BLB)
Our hearts, our lives, our very being is built on the Truth of the triune God.
He/They is/are the Rock on which we stand.
We anchor everything to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and their being as One. Separate, but unified.
So, how do we reconcile that?
I was with a group of very dear Jewish friends. Feeling safe, one friend began to jokingly (but kinda not) mock the Christian perspective on YHWH. "How can one thing be three things? One thing can't be three things!"
But, if we're honest, how many of us struggle with that very conundrum?
It's a doozy to wrap the noodle around. And, in truth, the Truth of it escaped me for a long time. I had trouble drawing it into my heart, mind, and soul.
Sometimes, I'm a little too much thinker when I need to be a little more faith-walker.
But then, I heard a casual comment out of the mouth of a faith leader that, while this is not the point he was trying to make, brought it all together for me.
I was in the context of listening to a message.
I heard him use the phrase, mind, body, spirit, and suddenly the Truth of it fell into place for me like Tetris pieces that fit just so... and, voila!
Poof! All my uncertainty and confusion about it disappeared much like the completed line in the game.
I'm not sure I can do the divine muse justice here, but I'll do my best to do so clearly and concisely.
We are made in the image of God, are we not?
We are mind, body, and spirit.
If we can be mind, body, and spirit, (all three, true) why can't the Creator who created us in His own image be Father, Son, and Holy Ghost? All three true.
Triune creator. Triune creation. Multifaceted. Different, distinct, uniquely purposed... all one.
Just a little food for thought.
Father God, our Creator, I just want to take a moment to say... Thanks.
Thank You for all of the ways You're there for us.
Thank You for giving us the gift of being whole and complete living in You with the Holy Spirit through the precious gift of Your Son.
Thank You, for Your mercy and grace and strength and peace.
Thank You that You are indeed, and somehow inexplicably, three in One.
And, thank You for allowing us, inviting us, to be part of Your story.
In the name of Your precious Son we pray,
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen." ~ 2 Corinthians 13:14 (KJ 2000 B)
"About Yeshua who was from Nazareth, whom God anointed with The Spirit of Holiness and with power, and He was traveling and healing those injured by the evil one, because God was with Him." ~ Acts 10:38 (ABPE)
"And in Him you too are being built together into a dwelling place for God in His Spirit." ~ Ephesians 2:22 (BSB)
"He poured out his Spirit on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior." ~ Titus 3:6 (CSB)
May the Good Lord bless you and keep you, friends... always, in all ways. Amen.
Bonus song of praise... ♥