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Thankful for the Trinity

“If there be one God subsisting in three persons, then let us give equal reverence to all the persons in the Trinity.”

Thomas Watson

Tis the season to be thankful and the Trinity is at the top of my gratitude list.  As a new believer in high school, I learned the Trinity was like water. H20 is the same compound whether it’s in the form of water, gas, or ice. Likewise, I am one person who fulfills different roles; I’m a wife, mom and daughter. The Apostle Paul ended his second letter to the church at Corinth with these words: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (II Corinthians 13:4).

God the Father is described as love in the above Scripture. It was love which caused Him to create people and then to allow His one and only Son to take away the sins of the world. My heavenly Daddy provides and takes care of all of my needs. My Father God protects me and fights my battles; nothing is too difficult for Him. He’s sovereign; everything and everyone are under His control.

Grace is the attribute highlighted in II Corinthians 13:4 for Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” We could substitute the name Jesus for “grace” in that verse. He is our rescuer. Jesus is the Son of God and it’s through His relationship with the Father, that we learn how to be sons and daughters.

The Holy Spirit is who we fellowship with on a daily basis. He’s my companion, therefore I never need to feel alone. The Word promises He will not leave me nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5). The Holy Spirit is the one I talk to throughout the day, asking Him questions and pouring out my heart to Him in prayer. He’s the Spirit of Truth (John 16:13), my Counselor (John 14:26), and He convicts me of my sin (John 16:8) so I can restore my relationship with God through repentance.

These are just a few of the reasons why I’m grateful for the Trinity, the Godhead, three in one. Have a blessed Thanksgiving as you give thanks for each person in the Trinity.

“There is not more or less in the Trinity, the Father is not more God than the Son and the Holy Ghost. There is an order in the Godhead, but no degrees; one person has not a majority or super eminence above another, therefore we must give equal worship to all the persons.”

Thomas Watson

Relevant Reflection:

What are you most thankful for in each person of the Trinity?


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