The takeaway from my spring semester class on the doctrine of the Trinity .
Does it surprise you? It did me. Love 101 in the guise of ST102OL Trinitarianism.
My experience with love in my growing up years wasn’t unloving, but it could hardly be called warm and fuzzy. My parents weren’t big huggers. Sundays were spent in mandatory grandparent visits. Family meant duty, not love and affection. Even now, the extended family gathers only for birthdays and holidays, never just for fun.
But the Trinity? Father, Son and Holy Spirit? These guys go crazy expressing their love and support for each other. They are all about relationship. Here are a few highlights.
Each Member of the Trinity thinks, feels, and wills. (Acts 13:2)
Each freely chooses to act in unity with the other Two. (John 3:35)
Each has always been with the Others. Forever. (Genesis 1:1-2)
Each values the Others. (John 15:26)
Each gives selflessly to the Others. (1 Corinthians 15:28)
Together They form community. They are complete in Themselves. Each is part of the Others. They are truly One. The holy Trinity models perfect relationship. So perfect in fact, that God needed nothing in addition to Himself. In and of Himself—Father, Son, and Spirit—all was perfect.
So, why did God make you and me?
Two reasons: grace and overflow. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit wanted to share Their perfect love—and guess who They picked? Us!
In the next several weeks, I want to look at the Trinity as the model for our relationships, but today, think about this.
In creating man, the members of the Trinity have extended an invitation for us to join in the holy love and unique bond that flows between the Godhead.
Are you game?
What do you know about the Trinity?
Have you ever considered the Trinity to be God’s model for relationships?
What causes relationships to go wrong?
What makes relationships thrive?
The Trinity? These guys go crazy expressing their love for each other. Click to tweet.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? They are all about relationship. Click to tweet.
The holy Trinity models perfect relationship. Click to tweet.
So, why did God make you and me? Two reasons: grace and overflow. Click to tweet.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit wanted to share—and guess who They picked? You! Click to tweet.