September 13, 2007

Triune Relationship with a Triune God

Today wrapped up the study of Genesis 1-2, and as I read my Bible Study Commentary, I was struck anew by the concept and reality of the trinity, and how it serves as a model in my own life.

                                               Father                   God
                                                 / \                         /    \
                                           Son---Spirit          Wife---Husband

                                          TRIUNE GOD           HUMANITY

As I thought about it and drew this rough sketch on my lesson, it made so much sense. God has always existed in a relationship of love and harmony within the trinity. My relationships should also exhibit love and harmony.

I considered how no one can be complete without God. We all need to have a relationship with Him - He created us to relate to Him! In the same way a husband and wife need each other. It is not good for us to be alone - we need human companionship, the intimacy of the husband-wife relationship (Genesis 2:18).

Our triune relationship is not perfect by any means. In my sin and fallenness, I fail to have the kind of relationships demonstrated in the trinity. But the trinity can serve as a model to spur me on to greater love and harmony in relationship with God and with my husband. It is perfected only as my husband and I both strive to know, love, and serve God more and know, love, and serve one another more.

Although the relationships within the trinity are significant, I cannot overlook the fact that since the dawn of time the Triune God has constantly been reaching out in creativity, love and compassion to the people He created. I must remember that the relationships I have with my Lord and my husband are the most important, the most significant relationships I could ever have. But they are not the only relationships. God wants me to reach out in love and service to family, church family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances, etc. just as He is always reaching out to all the people of the world with His great love.

As I continue to draw near to Him, I will develop more of his heart of love and compassion for all the people of the world. As I draw nearer to my husband, we become a strong team, united in love, vision, and purpose. We help one another, as God created us to do, and we accomplish the work which God designed us to do.

Lord, help me to develop a stronger relationship with You and with my husband. Help us to have the same vision. Draw my husband near to You as well, that together we may develop and display Your love to everyone we meet. Amen.

Posted by jennbeck at September 13, 2007 07:30 AM