Friday, November 6, 2009

Trinity

Incarnation,
Lewis says,
God’s greatest miracle.

Word made flesh
John one
Deity


I used not to believe
In the Trinity;

It was against my family creed –
No affinity

For Tertullian’s ‘three-ness’
Or Athanasius.


Trinity
One God
Three distinct persons

Jesus the Son
Holy Spirit
Father


How could I not revile
After Armstrong

And his influence on Granddad
Teaching had

Been passed on through my father, so
I didn’t know


Christ
Begotten God
John one eighteen

Start in Matthew
Read “Emmanuel”
Prophecy


I would tell my friends, “God is One,
Jesus? God’s Son.”

Not thinking that every offspring is its parent’s kind
I was blind.

One day I decided to see what the Bible said.
I read.


Mystery
Of godliness
Timothy Three Sixteen

“Lord and God”
Declared Thomas,
Doubtless


I discovered what Trinitarians claim concerning Unity
And Diversity.

Jesus was clearly God in John
Chapter One

And so many other places, too
It was true.


Jesus, like God
“I AM”
Self-proclaimed

Exodus
Three fourteen;
John eight fifty-eight


My world was transformed, my Savior seen as splendid
When I assented

Things got a little hard at home when it was God we talked about –
Shouldn’t shout.

I am still learning, and God is doing tremendous things in my family.
I’m happy.


Waves and particles
Exist simultaneously
Light

Metaphors
Just don’t
Do justice, though


Because it seems illogical, we’re confused,
Not used

To things being so complex in existing.
Minds resisting

Even though we shouldn’t expect God to be simple, dissectible –
That’s unacceptable.


Hebrew Scriptures too
display differentiation
Foreshadowing

Messiah
God’s fullness
To earth coming


And though I don’t fully understand it and recognize it as complicated,
It’s also necessitated.

It is only because Christ is God the Infinite that His singular sacrifice
Makes right.

We need an eternal sacrifice, for sin against God is of eternal weight and wear-
Christ can bear.


Model of community
Ultimate love
Godhead

Fellowship
Perfect Union
Father, Son, Spirit

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