TRINITY 2: Good, good, good, good relations
Relationships are the most important things in our lives. Even in our culture where our careers, success and fame have been elevated and idolised, everyone, I’m pretty sure, has to admit at the end of the day that relationships are what count. There could be a variety of explanations of why this is the case, but, for the Christian, at the bedrock of them all is an understanding that the one who created us is relational himself. At the heart of the Tri-une God is relationship. He is not one God, alone in eternity’s past; nor many gods in conflict and tension with one another, but a creator God of one being in three relating persons; as one author (Glen Scrivener) helpfully describes: “the Father, loving the Son in the joy of the Holy Spirit.” In creating us in his image we, in turn, reflect his passion and priority for relationship in our own lives. But it’s more than that, for through Christ we are invited into the breathtaking and eternal relationship of the Trinity.