The Trinity in Action is what we see at creation. That’s not the only time God is working for us. So often, when life gets hard, we get frustrated. We don’t understand how God is working always for our good. But the doctrine of the Trinity teaches us we cannot even comprehend God’s existence. How then, could we ever comprehend all his workings? On this Holy Trinity Sunday, let it be enough to know that all three persons—Father, Son, and Spirit—love us with an everlasting love.
God set the example for us when it comes to rest at the end of creation in Genesis. We know that we need our rest, but do you feel that you get enough rest? How much rest do you need? Newborn babes need anywhere from sixteen to twenty hours of sleep per day. That amount needed goes down as we mature, but most teens still need eight and a half to nine hours of sleep. Sleep plays a vital role in our daily regimen. During this dormant period, our body recharges and rejuvenates weary organs and tissues, and restores itself to an alert state. Maybe you tried to stay up all night in college studying only to find that you couldn’t remember anything anyway and you got sick. You need sleep more than you need food! Hunger strikers have lived up to 60 days without food, but in just a few days without sleep a person will begin to experience anxiety and hallucinations, eventually ending in a coma and even death.
If rest is this vital for your body, how important is it for your soul? Is your soul getting enough rest? How much rest does your soul need? There are some people I speak with who have told me that they aren’t getting any spiritual rest. They don’t know the peace of God. My heart goes out to them. That is real suffering, to have an aching restless spirit. Some people may go their whole lives without rest for their souls. Their bodies can be sustained, but their souls are dead.
Where can you find the rest for your souls? There is only one place. Jesus calls out to us, Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. It doesn’t take the weight of the world to drag you down, just the weight of your own sin. We come sometimes, full of doubt and guilt. We hear how God forgives us. We have an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to convince us – to strengthen our faith. We know that when we leave there will be more struggles waiting for us.
Want to hear more? Watch this week’s message taken from Genesis 1 – The Trinity in Action.
Speaker(s): Fred Guldberg