Today’s scripture: 1 Peter 1:20-21
One of the hardest concepts for nonbelievers to grasp is that of what we
Christ-followers call the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the
Holy Spirit. Many accuse us of worshipping three gods. Or they argue that it’s
impossible for there to be a three-in-one being.
It is difficult to grasp, and continues to be one of those mysteries we
probably won’t fully understand this side of heaven. However, it’s clear
throughout the Bible that our Sovereign God manifests Himself as God the
Father—Creator, Sustainer, Provider—God the Son—Redeemer, Savior—and God the
Spirit—Helper, Encourager, Convicter.
Today’s verses tell us that Jesus was foreknown before the foundation of the
world. And in Genesis, we read that God created man in “Our image.” In the
gospels, when Jesus—God the Son—was baptized, God the Father spoke and God the
Holy Spirit descended like a dove.
In God’s perfect plan, humankind would need a Redeemer, a perfect sacrifice to
pay the penalty for our sin. God the Son appeared on earth “for the sake of you
who through Him are believers in God.” Through the death and resurrection of
Jesus, we have hope and faith in God the Father.
Are you feeling hopeful? Or hopeless? Remember that the only real hope we have
is in Christ. When all else fails, our triune God—Father, Son, and Spirit—will