Week beginning: 31st May, 2015
By Alan Taylor | Grasmere
"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."2 Corinthians 13:14 (1984 NIV)
It is good to consider God's nature, especially having just celebrated Trinity Sunday. He is Father, Son and Holy Spirit: One God in three persons – the triune God. Some Christians find it difficult to understand the concept of the Trinity but it is wrong to ignore it. Someone has said, "It is a mystery beyond our comprehension" but in the gospel we see God revealed as Trinity.
Paul's description in his letter depicts a perfect relationship between three distinct persons. God, the Father, is the originator – the creator and sustainer, the loving planner of salvation. We see God the Son, by his grace, as revealer and redeemer. We experience God the Holy Spirit as our sanctifier and empowerer. The Father is above us, his Son is with us and His Spirit is within us.
As lawyers we are dealing with relationships each day between clients and colleagues, and these are often imperfect. We can rejoice in the fact that the Trinity gives us the best example of harmonious relationship – and that should encourage us in on our work each day.
Most Christian services include a reference to the Trinity at least once. Let us be mindful of whom we are worshipping as we work for Him this week.
1. Give thanks and praise for the fact that as a Christian you have this wonderful relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
2. Pray for those you will be encountering this week whose relationships are strained, and ask how you may help bring reconciliation.