Trinity Sunday is the day our second son was born. As a result, Trinity Sunday has always been special in my house. Pastor Bill preached on the Genesis account, especially chapter 1 verse 31. “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”
Did you see the phrase “very good” in the account? Not just that it was good, it was very good. When I think of that Sunday over 27 years ago, I cannot help but think of the perfection that God created in our son and indeed in all of us. Of course, you know the story that we fall in to sin, just a few chapters later in the Genesis account. But at this point in the Bible we are perfect, being made in the image and likeness of God (see Chapter 1, verse 27).
The other point being made was that everything in creation was in its place. The stars, the seas, and all things. It made me wonder if we are all in our place? Of course the Creed reminds us that we should be at Church worshiping. Back to the Genesis account as it speaks of God resting, and we know from confirmation class and Sunday School that we are to keep the Sabbath Day (Sunday) holy as God rested on the seventh day. A look at the people in attendance today reveals that
- Some were in worship with us.
- Several members of our community of faith were not in church this morning.
- We had several visitors and it is likely that some of our members were also out of town visiting other churches.
- We also have several others on the prayer listing and in need of assistance. After the service, we spoke of one member who is currently in hospice.
Trinity Sunday is a special acknowledgement of the Trinity. We say together the Athanasian Creed, one of the three Ecumenical or Universal Creeds. At Good Shepherd, we alternate between the Apostle’s and Nicene Creeds on a weekly basis. The Athanasian Creed has a fuller (okay lengthy) discussion on the triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—than the other confessions. All are good explanations of our faith, and the one we read each year on Trinity Sunday is a good expression of the triune God. For me, it is a good reminder of the faith.
I want to encourage all of you to come and worship with us next Sunday. If you have a moment, re-read the Athanasian Creed, and reflect on what it means to you. See you next Sunday.
-Glen Leavens, Head Elder