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I just don’t understand
Pastor Dave Scharf
by Pastor Dave Scharf
January 28, 2023

If you’re looking for an entertaining mind boggle, ask someone to try to explain the Trinity. You might hear comparisons like, “God’s like an egg—shell, yoke, and white—three parts but just one thing.” “No, he’s like water—it can take the form of liquid, ice, or vapor.” Nice try, but not quite.

There’s no dividing God. The Father is all God, the Son is all God, and the Holy Spirit is all God. 1+1+1=1 is terrible math but great theology! We have one indivisible God who is revealed in three distinct persons, each one fully God. If at this point your mind is saying, “I don’t get it” . . . now you’re getting it. Our finite minds just can’t wrap themselves around God. That’s a good thing. We need God to be infinitely greater than us!

However, we do understand what we need to understand about the Trinity: the indivisible triune God loves us. How? The day the Father forsook his Son on the cross was the first and only time that eternally indivisible circle was broken . . . to let you in. This fact is perhaps the only truth of Scripture harder to grasp than the Trinity. God loved us enough to do this. He let us in when we were baptized into “the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). We’ll never get every detail of God, but these truths of what his heart led him to do for us, that we can understand . . . and that’s all that matters! 

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