Thursday, June 12, 2014


By Ted Schroder, Trinity Sunday,
June 15, 2014

If I were to ask you to tell me about yourself, what would you say? Where would you begin? Would it be with your origins, your career, where you lived, your family, your interests, your major challenges, crises, your strengths? “Who am I” is a big question. If you ask that questions about God, about his personal identity, imagine what a gargantuan response and resume you would receive.

God and us human beings are related – God made us in his image. We are connected – he loves us and wants us to be his children, and live in love with him. In order to be able to do that we need to know who God is – just as we need to know our natural parents if we are to enjoy a loving
relationship with them. What is the personal identity of God?

By definition God is larger than life. People who are larger than life are, William Willimon, maintains, effusive communicators. He writes in Pulpit Resource for Trinity Sunday that, from our experience, and the testimony of Scripture, our God seems to be an effusive, loquacious communicator. In the beginning of Genesis God spoke the universe into being. He is the Creative Word. When Christ came he became the Incarnate Word.

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