,Trinity Sunday is that day each year when preachers are supposed to tie themselves in knots as they try to explain the workings of the Trinity. To do this they talk of three leaf clovers, cherry pies, hard boiled eggs and ice - water - steam illustrations the list goes on and on. So I hope you’ll be pleased to discover that it is not my intention to try and do more of the same.
In our Gospel reading from John this week Jesus promises us that the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth. And the truth is that our God is three in one, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. A truth that the scriptures themselves point us to.
In the Great Commission, we read, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). Jesus emphasized one baptism into one name - Father, Son, and Spirit. Paul in his letters also makes clear reference to God as three in one. In 2 Corinthians 13:14 he prays, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
Trinity Sunday reminds us of the faith that we affirm every Sunday when we say the Creed. That we believe in one amazing God who comes to us in three persons - Father Son and Holy Spirit.
Till next time. Andrew
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Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15
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Rev. Andrew Smith
Vicar of Light in the Hills