“Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man,
and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.”

John Wesley

(Illuminated manuscript of the Trinity/ The British Library)

“The incarnate one is the glorified God:
‘The Word was made flesh and we beheld his glory.’
God glorifies himself in man.
That is the ultimate secret of the Trinity.
The humanity is now taken up into the Trinity.
Not from all eternity, but ‘from now on even unto eternity;’
the trinitarian God is seen as the incarnate one.
The glorification of God in the flesh is now at the same time,
the glorification of man,
who shall have life through eternity with the trinitarian God…
God remains the incarnate one even in the Last Judgement.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

19 comments on “Trinity

  1. dawnlizjones says:

    What a wonderful photo. I love the illustration of the Father holding up Jesus as He is on the cross for us. Wow.

  2. Andy Oldham says:

    This is one of your best! Profound!

  3. I love this! Very pretty, very profound. Your timing is impeccable too, I was just discussing the trinity.

    • Thanks IB—the funny thing is that I had worked all day yesterday at my husband’s business as this time of year is nuts.
      I had come home exhausted and had a thought for a post that I pecked at on and off through the evening but as time wore on, I decided that as it was to be a the last Sunday in Advent, it should be something different then what I’d been pecking on…
      The quote by Wesley sums it all up—that no matter how we try to pick a part, dissect and figure out God and how He is to fit in our lives…it will always be impossible. Yet it seems to be man’s desire to compartmentalize the very notion of God and how He is to be a part of this world…or not.
      There is “awe” that we are failing to stand before and in…
      No matter how hard we try we will never master the Master….

  4. All I can say is WOW (and profound).

  5. Citizen Tom says:

    Very good! Love that Wesley quote too.

    The atheist demands we explain God. Otherwise, God does not exist. To that, Wesley had an excellent answer. Who can understand God, much less the Trinity?

  6. Even tired from work and under all the current stress you’re experiencing, you still manage to put together greatness! What a wonder woman you are!!! Love, N 🙂 ❤

  7. oneta hayes says:

    I say John Wesley was putting things in perspective. Love it. Thanks.

  8. SLIMJIM says:

    As I grow more in God I find the Trinity to be less a problem but more a truth about God to be marveled.
    By the way if you are ever interested here’s a 17 session series on the teaching of the Trinity I posted earlier this year:

  9. ColorStorm says:

    Hey Jules-

    Don’t you think God smiles at us by giving us eyes to see ice, vapor, and the stuff that flows between the banks of the river. These three, and the greatest of these is ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    One in three, three in one, either no less than the other, just a different form. But that’s God right, to give us a heads up through nature.

    But agreed, who can fathom God in all His fullness? even as deep as we can go, we only skim the surface, Our God is an awesome God. Sanctified worms, eh. 😉

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