Trinity Sunday

 10 June 2020 |

On Sunday 7th June I would have spoken to you about the Trinity in which we see God, as the Creator, as Jesus who died for us and as the Holy Spirit

As Christians we cannot believe that the world was the work of anybody other than our God. Genesis 1:1-2:4 tells us that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness”

Psalm 8 for me sums up the totality of Creation

Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honour.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

We read that Jesus lived and walked this earth, we remember the history of his birth, but there is more than that as we seek daily to bear his cross and to live his risen life. In Matthew 28:16-20 we read of the commissioning of those early followers who “went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

The Holy Spirit calls us to be God’s people, joins us together as one body in the name of Jesus. It is by the power of the Holy Spirit working in our lives that we know God. It is the Holy Spirit who draws us on in the Christian life. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for the guidance you have given to us. For the knowledge, you have brought to us. For your continual upholding, strengthening and protecting power

So in in these troubling times we need to remember that our God in three Persons, will always help us to proclaim our living faith. 

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen

Stay safe and take care of yourself and each other

John Sinclair