I thank the Lord . . . I have a voracious mind for God . . . . I know it rubs off on others and through the fits and starts . . . of my life . . . it has continued through, and I thrill at that similar love and desire for God in others, in you . . . . If I have anything innate to offer, it probably is this . . . .
This is the joy of our lives . . . presently . . . and to come--that we share our experience as holy designed creatures, together, forever . . . basking in and praising His glory . . . . That He made us to want to get to know Him, and gives us the means and ability through His Son, the designated Mediator, propelled and enlightened . . . by His Holy Spirit . . . all the Way!
The Trinity . . . . Oh, how I am learning to appreciate and love our vast God in His mysterious complex unity . . . of three . . . persons--one God . . .!
This is a key . . . . It is key . . . when the sublime paradox--similar to the paradox of the God/man Jesus . . . and similar to the paradox of our choosing AND being chosen--of the Trinity is begun to be grasped . . . .
This key separates the goats from the sheep, the lambs from the wolves, the wheat from the tares, those who somehow understand and wholly accept . . . the revelation of the Triune God . . . versus those who, for instance, would make Jesus to be just another creature, however special or exalted (as do the Muslims or Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses) . . . . Likewise, I mourn for the "oneness" Pentecostals . . . who only view Christ as an agent and not equal to the Father . . . .
For it is the crux of the matter, to realize that Jesus IS God in the flesh, and that the three Persons of the Eternal Supreme Being are our One God, the same God Who said He/They made all that is and will be and was . . . . That the Father loves the Son and gave His Son for us . . . by Whom all was created and is sustained . . . . And that the Comforter resides within each of us, awakening us and drawing us . . . to our inheritance of perfection and glory . . . where the Father sees the Son in us, as us, and yet, we are the Children . . . of God . . . . We are the sons and daughters of Light, Children of Light, as scripture says . . . .
It is a mistake . . . and falls short . . . to pass by the knowledge of the Trinity, remaining in a fuzzy nonchalance about His revelation of the same, thinking it well enough to have a vague, half-hearted acceptance of the notion, and then satisfied to be partially comprehending Him through heresies which would make Jesus to be less than God Himself or the Holy Spirit a mere "force" or radiance.
Our God IS WHAT HE IS. "I AM THAT I AM . . . ."
WHAT He is . . . WHO He is . . . He has revealed in His Word and rather than argue or try to reason Him out to be a more "appropriate" or "comprehensible" style or version . . . we do well to just see what He says He is--WHO He says He is--and go from there. (Which is, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.)
I dare say, once this is done, a whole new level of relationship and wordless understanding of His nature begins to open up . . . which is more like . . . that holy and mysterious nature found in praying in tongues, for instance, where wordless utterances are allowed to pour from our spirit's heart, speaking to the Spirit, surpassing mundane language, but touching the language of the angels and the language of Heaven . . . .
His wisdom confounds the worldly-wise, for they are lost in semantics and sophistry, going in circles of superficially adorned ignorance, while the CHILD can leap past over-headiness . . . into the quick light of understanding . . . through simple faith, borne on belief, supported by hope, and so, . . . one is able to rocket past the brittle, shining constructs of man, straight out of the planet . . . into the universe cradling arms of our blessed, sweet Lord, and into the company of our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit . . . .
Meanwhile, I want to say to you . . . . To you who may be disheartened and even frightened by the times, the signs . . . the collapse and corruption of all that seems good . . . . I am more certain of this than anything else at present: that freedom, safety, growth, progress, goodness, holiness, peace, joy, fulfillment, knowing, strength, health, assurance, confidence, purpose, meaning . . . LOVE . . . are found . . . right now . . . going forward . . . un-assailable . . . on this road--the Pilgrims' Road . . . of the Believer . . . no matter WHAT is going on in the world, or about to go on . . . . !!!!!! 2 keys found along that sacred route . . . are when you See . . . the Trinity . . . and the truth and profundity of God in the flesh . . . .
pilgrim, brother, thomas