The Trinity and Beauty
Sep 14, 2021 | by Tom Harrison
As much as we try to explain it, the Trinity is a mystery. I like what author Jim Smith said last week, “A mystery doesn’t mean you can’t know anything about it, it just means you can’t know everything.” We only worship what we cannot understand. If we could explain God, we would not worship God.
On Sunday, we combined chapters 3 and 4 to discuss “The Trinity and Beauty.” I mentioned that the Trinity is not three gods, but One God made known through three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are united in a relationship. Jesus said, “Whoever has seen me, has seen the Father.” (John 14:9) The Trinity also has three functions: Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. Relating to the Lord through relationship and function can be a spiritual life change.
A special word of thanks to those of you who volunteered for Second Saturday at the Gateway Foundation. I’d never been there before—all I knew about it was the Balloon Festival. It is a wonderful ministry, and I was so pleased to see so many of our Asbury folks involved. Thank you!
We would love for you to unite in membership vows with Asbury if you are so inclined. Our “Newcomer Meal” is Sunday night at 5 pm in CLC. We’ll be out by 6:30 pm. Register Here.
The Lord is full of beauty, goodness, and truth. He has set eternity in our hearts. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Our readings this week on “The Trinity and Beauty” are:
Monday: Psalm 27:1-4
Tuesday: Psalm 96:1-6
Wednesday: Ecclesiastes 3:9-15
Thursday: Matthew 3:13-17
Friday: Acts 17:22-31
Saturday: Philippians 2:1-11
Sunday: Romans 15:14 (Goodness)
See you Sunday,