Ephesians 5:19, 20 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Blowing in the Wind
Blowing in the Wind
Gleaning today on “Trinity
Sunday,” from Pastor Jerry’s sermon as he read from John 16:22-31 and Romans
To many of us the Trinity is
a mystery and difficult to understand.Yes
God is indescribable.Pastor asked, “How
would you explain the Trinity to a new Christian?”
Jesus promised that he would
send the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of Truth and He would reveal truth and
guide you.The Holy Spirit is our
Teacher and our revealer.
Some truth is simple and easy
to understand, such as “Do not steal.”Although we realize the meaning, we may not always adhere to it.
It is interesting that
the word,”Trinity” is not in the Bible, however it is alluded to in many
portions of the Bible:In Genesis, God
in three persons was active in creating the world.
John 1:1-3In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God.The same was in the
beginning with God.All things were made
by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Jesus spoke about his Father God. On another occasion, He
asked his disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” and then He asked, “And who do
YOU say that I am?”Peter replied, you
are the Christ the Logos.
When Jesus was to leave, He promised that He would
send another Comforter; The Holy Spirit
shall be with you and IN you.
Pastor related a story that
St. Augustine was walking on the beach contemplating the mystery of the
Trinity. Then he saw a boy in front of him who had dug a hole in the sand and
was going out to the sea again and again and bringing some water to pour into
the hole. St. Augustine asked him, “What are you doing?” “I’m going to pour the
entire ocean into this hole.” “That is impossible, the whole ocean will not fit
in the hole you have made” said St. Augustine. The boy replied, “And you cannot
fit the Trinity in your tiny little brain.” The story concludes by saying that
the boy vanished because St. Augustine had been speaking with an angel.
We have a daily walk with
God, not just on Sunday, or when we pray at meal time.
Through the years, life has
changed. It was not long ago, that
stores and games were closed on Sunday.Today Sunday is the big day for games, races, and sales.
How does the Holy Spirit
comfort us when tragedy strikes, such as tornados, floods, death, accidents,
disease, and violation of our privacy and homes?
We can only trust our “God in
three persons” to bring us His peace even in the turmoil and to reassure us
with His constant abiding presence.