Letters from a Pastor to His People- June 16, 2019
"I will give you what is mine and declare it to you" (John 16:15). Growing up, my parents used to refer to possessions in the first person plural: our house, our backyard, our car. It impressed me because my siblings and I did nothing to earn these things. We were not entitled to them. But that is how generous my parents were. They took what was rightfully theirs and declared it to us. I'm sure many of you parents do the same. What love, what generosity!
We celebrate the Holy Trinity today which affirms for us, among other things, God's generosity and love. The fact that God is relational from all eternity tells us that God is not alone. If God was one and not three, he would be alone, which means he would need to create the world for relationship. This means he would need our love, our worship, our holiness; and if he needed it, he would be angry if he didn't receive it. But the Trinity tells us God is perfect in himself. He is totally dependent and not in need of us. He created us to allow us to share in the beauty and love that God is. What God has, he declared to us. That is what the Trinity tells us.