This is my first time to post a blog on Trinity Sunday. Thanks to Timothy Keller, I’ve come to love and believe in the Triune God more.
(As you read this, you might want to play Amazed in the background. From Ross Parsley’s album I Am Free, the song is about how amazing God’s love is. Just click on the Play button below.)
When the Bible declares that God is love (1 John 4:8), I can now more readily understand it because:
- God is a community of three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit — each person fully connected to the other two in selfless love. If God were unipersonal, God couldn’t be love, for love is social. And because of love, the three persons are One in spirit and mind.
- God created humankind and the universe out of the overflow of the unfathomable energy (love) coursing through the interconnections within the Trinity. God never needed humankind (Acts 17:24-25) but God created humankind in God’s image, connecting humankind to God (spiritual life) so that humankind could, through God and like God, receive and give love.
- And when the connection between God and humankind got severed (spiritual death) due to sin (Romans 6:23), God paid the penalty of every person’s sins so that the connection could be restored: so on the cross, with all of humanity’s sins upon God the Son (who is Jesus), the connection between God the Father and God the Son was severed (Matthew 27:45-46). Were it not for the almighty power of the Spirit of God, the Triune God would have been separated forever! But after experiencing spiritual death for our sake, the Father and the Son were fully reconnected, though forever bearing the scars of separation, the penalty of our sins. And all who believe this, that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, are reconnected to God by faith (John 1:12).
How can anyone not love such a loving God?
So together with Ross Parsley and all of God’s children, I sing, “Lord, I’m amazed by you! Lord, I’m amazed by you! Lord, I’m amazed by you, how you love me! How wide, how deep, how great is your love for me!” (Ephesians 3:18-19)