Christmas: The life giving Trinity

leafandlifeDay One:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. What kind of God is this? This is a Triune God, a God of 3 persons, Father, Son and Spirit together united in love.

Jesus says in John 17:24 to his Father in Heaven that “you loved me before the foundation of the world.” Before the beginning of the foundation of the world the Father was loving the Son through the Holy Spirit.

God is love (1John 4:16). This perfect love between three persons begins to spill over. It spills over and the Father begins to create the heavens and the earth through and by his Son Jesus – “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…” (Col 1:16). The trinity creates shells of things and then fills them with life: He gave day and night two great lights to fill them, he gave water and sky creatures to fill them and he gave the earth creatures to fill them. He created man and he breathed life into him. He created Adam and gave Eve to complete him. Creation became alive through the living God.

The community of love was poured out onto creation and the creation was reflecting that back. Life and beauty was given and there was rest.

Christmas is about the Life giving Trinity.

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