“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.” Isaiah 6:3
When we say God is the triune God, we are saying something about who God is beyond, before, and after the universe: that there is community within God. Our experience of this is reflected in Paul’s words today. When we pray to God as Jesus prayed to his Abba (an everyday, intimate parental address), the Spirit prays within us, creating between us and God the same relationship Jesus has with the one who sent him.
Sunday’s Worship Music
In Traditional worship our Hymn of the Day is Come, Join the Dance of Trinity (ELW 412). We dance with the three persons of the one true God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with this dance-like hymn. This tune and text invite us into the dance which has been going on since the dawn of time.
In New Day Praise service our worship song is In Christ Alone lifts up the themes from our Gospel reading John 3:1-17. The lyrics include the powerful sentiment: “No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from His hand, ’til He returns or calls me home, here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.”
For Your Home Devotions
When thinking of the Trinity—Creator, Savior, Sustainer—where have you experienced the different persons of the Trinity?
Where have you experienced God’s creative power?
How have you experienced Christ to be your Savior?
In what ways have you felt the sustaining power of this Holy Spirit?