As I continue to read Graham Standish’s Becoming A Blessed Church, I was reminded again that I believe in what really is a Trinitarian Faith. I believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. But it is one of the hardest concepts to explain to others and and Standish reminds his readers that therein lies the problem.
“Because we too seldom ground our understanding of God in a relationship with God, we don’t truly understand the teachings of the Christian faith. The odd thing about Christian beliefs and doctrines is that they don’t really make sense until we experience their truth through an encounter with God.”
This holds true, he says, with regard to the Trinity and that there is a challenge to creating a community of faith rooted in the Trinity of the Godhead that is hard to do because the “Trinity makes no rational sense.” The only way that it does make sense is “because we’ve experienced it, not merely because someone taught us that it is true.”
And, subsequently, I am reminded all over again that learning about God is one thing but what I really need to is to experience God regularly… God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
The same holds true for His love… but that’s another post!