Blessing Bundles: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
2 Corinthians 13:14
1 Peter 1:1-2
The Trinity is the most unique aspect of Christian truth. Christians believe there is one God who eternally exists in Three Persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a doctrine that is easy to state, yet impossible to understand. After all, if God were small enough to be understood, He wouldn’t be big enough to be worshipped.
Perhaps the simplest explanation for the Trinity comes from Charles Colson, who described the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as: God Above, God Beside, God Within. We have a Father — God abe us. We have a Savior — God beside us. We have a Spirit — God within us. That’s a humble explanation for the Trinity, but it’s not inaccurate.
God’s grace is conveyed to us through the Trinity. We are triply blessed in every way, as reflected in the Apostolic Benediction of 2 Corinthians 13. Anytime we see a passage in the Bible mentioning all three members of the Trinity, it is invariably a passage of blessing and grace (see Revelation 1:4-6). We are healthier people when we understand and enjoy God above us, God beside us, and God within us.
The Trinity … answers the deepest needs of the human heart, offering a depth of spirituality unknown in any other religion.
Charles Colson, in The Faith