Monday, January 7, 2013

Year of the Trinity

" much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God" (Heb. 9:14).

The above verse, like so many in Scripture, mentions all Three Persons of the Triune God.  "Christ" is of course the Son; "the eternal Spirit" is the Holy Spirit; and "God" here is a reference to the Father.  "The living God" (the last three words of the verse) can be taken as referring to the Trinity as a whole.  The very grammar of Scripture is Trinitarian!

We have begun a new year: 2013.  I would suggest thinking of this year as the Year of the Trinity.  Christians should think always of the Trinity and their Baptism.  But this year will bring extra opportunity to confess our faith in the Holy Trinity.  That is because this is 2013, and the numbers 1 and 3 are the two numbers of the Trinity.  We believe in 1 God in 3 Persons.

Funny how some say 13 is an unlucky number.  Seen in the light of the Trinity, it becomes the most blessed number!

Now think how many times you will hear, see, or write "2013" (for example, writing a check).  Many of these times could be a very small devotion in which you remember your Triune God, your Baptism, and your holy Christian faith.

Wishing you a blessed 2013, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen!