Three in one

The doctrine of the Trinity is not something that is easily understood by some. “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law to redeem those under the law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit calls out, ‘Abba, Father’.  Discovering God the son means that we must stumble or trip over our preconceived ideas about Jesus Christ’s role in the Trinity.  Just as any other father would have a future planned out for his sons, God the Father has plans for His son, namely to come when the time is right to start fulfilling God’s mission here on earth.  This mission was foretold way back in Genesis.  The time is something only God the Father knows.

Is 9:6-10 talks about the names that Jesus will be called and His government.  When Jesus came, Jesus claimed to be God and the Son of God and this claim was counter intuitive to the belief system of the governing party.  He became offensive to the ruling party who eventually murdered Him.  Probably the most important claim of Jesus was His fortelling of His death and resurrection.  Likewise, God the Son offends our desire to be in charge.  His role was to fulfill the Father’s mission yet He was limited to the structure of creation which God had put in place.  He had to work with what His Father had given Him to accomplish that mission.  Jesus is all powerful but He also had to have His diaper changed.  As any other father on earth would want their sons to do, Jesus had to listen to His father.   He had to take time to be with Him and listen to Him so that when Jesus had accomplished the mission He was sent to carry out so that God his Father could say “well done good and faithful servant.”  He had to come in order for man to be redeemed.  

So why did God send His Son?  He loves us and was willing to use His Son to redeem us.  Nothing can seperate us from the love of God and He was willing to go to any length so that we, sinful man, could be redeemed.  God can take suffering and make beauty out of ashes.  Jesus chose to get into the mud so that we could be lifted out and washed clean.  Jesus’ power extends beyond time, limitations and boundaries.

 

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