Friday, 28 May 2010

Trinity Sunday


Last Sunday of our student minister being with us - so being the kind, encouraging mentor that I am I asked him to preach!
Which leaves me with an all-age service - which you could argue is tougher!
Here's at least one part of what Im saying, using the image above:

This symbol is called the trisquetra and it’s used as a symbol of the Trinity.

Today is Trinity Sunday - and to be honest, it’s always a Sunday that fills preachers with trepidation.

God is one – but three persons, Father Son & Holy Spirit. It is not just that God works in three ways, but there is a relationship at the heart of God of these three.
Which brings us back to the symbol. If you trace the line that forms the edge of the shape, you’ll find that it’s not 3 overlapping shapes, as it first seems, but is formed from one, continuous line. Three petal-like shapes of the pattern, but one line. Three persons, but one God.

And the one God does one thing – love.
The love of the Father formed the world, the love of the Son saved the world, the love of the Spirit touches the world.
One love, one God… in Trinity.

And if it makes you feel any better – I don’t really understand it either! But I know I am loved by the God who is beyond my comprehension.
May you know that too.

1 comment:

Adam Pastor said...

Greetings Ruth

On the subject of the Trinity,
I recommend this video:
The Human Jesus

Take a couple of hours to watch it; and prayerfully it will aid you to reconsider "The Trinity"

Yours In Messiah
Adam Pastor