Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Devine Mystery

At one point along a river in Canada, the water rushes though a chasm between two rugged rock formations. Their pinnacles tower into the sky, and their bases are buried deep in the foundation of the earth. Early pioneers were so awestruck by these majestic crags that they named them Trinity and Eternity.

So too in Christian revelation. these two great truths create a sense of awe in the heart of the believer. The Bible tells us of God's eternity His successfulness and timeless existence (Ps. 93:?), and His trinity-the threefold expression of Himself as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).

Both of these affirmations baffle our minds. If we try to comprehend either of them, the question asked by Job's friend comes to mind: "Can you search out the deep things of God'?" (Job 11:7). The answer is obvious. When we try to behold the triune God, we feel like someone who gazes up into the midday sun to study it.

At the heart of the Christian faith is mystery, because at the heart of our faith is an eternal, triune God. We have a Father who loves us, a Savior who died for us, and a Spirit who helps us to be holy. This divine mystery gives us reason to bow down and worship our eternal God. -HWR

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and Mighty!
God in Three Persons. Blessed Trinity


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