The wonder of the trinity is probably one of the most difficult things for us human beings to understand. There are so many things written in God’s Word, that we simply don’t get. The fact that Jesus was fully man yet fully God – the truth of an immaculate conception and virgin birth – the mercy of God extended to those who have betrayed Him – are all concepts that seem totally foreign to us.
I remember wondering how God could hear our words, even though so many were sending out their prayers to Him. I can’t fathom that He is with us in every step of our existence. I don’t comprehend the vastness of His abilities, yet I can see His hand in every part of creation.
Each of the persons of God are individual, yet one. That’s another truth that’s hard to believe. God, the Father is the Creator of all things, yet so is Jesus. Jesus was man and God and still the Creator. The Holy Spirit is the voice of God and through His Word we have contact with Him, but Jesus, the Son and God the Father are also there. Trying to explain this concept is almost like Abbott trying to explain who’s on first to Costello in their old comedy routine. The more explanation, the more the confusion.
So we accept these difficult teachings by faith alone. We can’t begin to explain God. He is way beyond our understanding. To even try is like chasing the wind. This is why He is God and we aren’t. God is so amazing that He took on human form to become one of us. Yet He remained part of the Godhead. He suffered and died as a man, but resurrected Himself to life again to prove His Godhead and deliver His people from the bondage of sin. Because of that resurrection we can be assured that our lives don’t end at death. We will also be resurrected by God. This act of resurrection is the joint venture of the trinity. He resurrected Himself. Only God can do that.
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”