The Story of The Trinity
This week, we continue to talk about stories of the past which so fatefully affect our future. We started with the story of God’s love for us, and a step-by-step analysis to that. Today, we’ll talk more specifically about God himself, and who he is.
God cannot be truly (or at least fully) understood, and therefore so much of what we say is a bit of speculation, but it is all based in his word and there is a lot that we know for sure. Firstly, we talk about the Trinity and how this came about.
The idea of the trinity was developed by the early church to make sense of things, basically. While it seems a little confusing, it does makes sense. Why? Because it doesn’t make sense.
The trinity is the three parts of God: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are all one God, but are somewhat of individuals. While we cannot comprehend it, it is to be expected that as humans we cannot understand the nature of God.
Now for some history. However long you believe it took the earth to be formed, the Trinity existed before anything else.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” Genesis 1:2
We are told basically that the universe is kind of a blank slate with God there watching. Then one day, he suddenly decided to use his omniscient powers to create the earth and all of humanity. So there you go.
God is infinite, so it makes sense that he could just as well be of different parts. Each has served and is serving its role in all of history. The Father has watched the world, and delivered Jesus to us. Jesus was delivered, and died for all of our sins. The Holy Spirit is with us today, here, so we can have a relationship with God and a connection to his power.
The Trinity is a living, breathing divinity which we cannot comprehend, but it is the sovereignty of all the universe.