Last Sunday we celebrated Pentecost. Pentecost is the celebration where God gives us The Holy Spirit. This Sunday we celebrate the three persons of the Holy Trinity – God, Our Father, Jesus, His Son and Our Redeemer and the Holy Spirit, God’s Spirit that lives in us when we receive Jesus as our Savior.
We worship one God and our God has three persons as stated above. While this seems confusing, there are many things in nature that have three parts but are one. An example is an egg. There are three parts to an egg. They are the shell, the egg white and the egg yolk. But, these three things make up an entire egg. In the same way, so does the Holy Trinity make up our one God. Play a game and see who can come up with the most things that have three parts but are just one thing.
This Sunday’s Psalm is a song which praises God and His creation. It also reminds us that God cares and loves us as well. Below is a link to a well-known hymn based on Psalm 8. The first hymn “All Creatures of Our God and King” was written by Francis of Assisi who lived almost 800 years ago. “All Creatures of Our God and King” reminds us that nothing is outside of God’s control as God has created everything even death. “All Creatures of Our God and King” tells us that because of Christ we have nothing to fear in death because Christ leads our way to our home in heaven. Enjoy learning this song by singing it either by yourself or with your family.
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
These short verses remind us that we are always to rejoice. Rejoice is being happy even when life is not the way we want it to be. The last verses tell us about the Holy Trinity. They let us know we have grace through Jesus and love from God. The verse also tells us that we have friendship with the Holy Spirit. Paul, the writer, tells us to work for full restoration, unity, and peace. This week has been a very sad week for many people because a few people forgot that all people are to be treated equally. When we love Jesus, we are to love others as we love ourselves and treat them as God would love them. Who do you have a hard time loving and treating well? Why is this? How could you change how you feel about this person?
Jesus is speaking to his disciples right before He goes back to heaven. Jesus reminds us that God has given Jesus all authority in earth and heaven. Jesus wants us to make new believers by baptizing them in the name of the Father (God), the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. We are to teach everyone Jesus’ words and works. In the very last sentence, Jesus tells us He is with us always even to the end of time. This is a wonderful promise. Jesus will be with us no matter where we are or what is going on around us.
Thank you, triune God, for being with us loving us, no matter what our day brings.