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Home Worship The Trinity 7th June 2020
So today we are remember and celebrating one of the greatest mysteries of our Christian Faith - the Holy Trinity.
Look up John chapter 14:  4-11; 1 Corinthians chapter 12: 4-5
 
We don't hear a lot about this celebration because it is a very difficult concept to grasp, even for adults, so don't worry if you don't understand it, just enjoy some of the wonderful mysteries of our awesome God!  Having said that, I think you might like to know and try to understand for yourselves just what this mystery is.
 
First of all let's think about what the word trinity means.  The dictionary says:  A group of three people or things.
 
Can you work out why the number three is important in each of these words?
Triplets; tripod; triangle; triceratops; triathlon.
 
Thinking of the Holy Trinity, it is easy to think of God as being three different persons - God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, but that is not how it is.  Instead we are bringing three persons together as one God, like this:
1)  God the Father: our Father and Creator who made the world, the moon, stars, galaxies and all universes beyond.
2)  God the Son: Jesus our Saviour who gave up his life so we can be forgiven for all the wrongs we do and to show us how we should love and forgive.
3)  God the Holy Spirit:  The Holy Spirit, sent down to us to be our comforter and our helper today and for always.
 
To get more ideas on the Trinity I had a look on the Internet.  There I found several illustrations and here are a couple of them.
Water:  It is liquid (running water), it is solid (ice) it is vapour - but it still remains water.  Can you see the similarities?
Or an Apple:  You have the peel, the apple flesh and the core - all different parts but belonging to the one Apple.
 
But God is not an Apple!  Nor is he confined just to the properties of H2O (water).  God IS the Holy Trinity.  He is not three separate persons or things, but is the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, all in one.
Any human explanation of the Holy Trinity falls way short of the real magnificence of our Almighty God.
No human explanation will ever solve the true mystery of the Trinity - instead we should celebrate this wonderful mystery with praise and adoration to our most wonderful God!