January 14, 2019

Luke 3: 21, 22 And as Jesus was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Life is primarily about relationships. I think that is the lesson from that confusing concept of God that Christians cling to called The Trinity. At Jesus’ baptism in the passage above we have Jesus, hear the Father and see the Spirit. The Bible never uses the term trinity. It affirms one God but says that one God is found/expressed/known (you choose the best verb) in the creator as well as Jesus as well as the Spirit. Maybe you simply need some understanding like this to have the concept of love. Love requires someone or something beyond itself to be the object of that love. And so, because within God there is this dynamic of relationship we can say with 1 John that “God is love” (4:8). This week, where will you look for the love of God?

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