I was studying the doctrine of the “Trinity” a few days ago. The doctrine of the Trinity is that God is one God, eternally existent in three persons. All kinds of big theological words bombarded my brain, tritheism, unipersonalism, trinitarianism, etc. To say I was intellectually challenged would be an understatement.
I am not a Bible scholar. I have plenty of Bible books written by Bible scholars, some of which I understand and some of which I do not. I am okay with that. There are many things with and about God that I do not understand with my mind, but I accept willingly and gratefully by faith.
One of the comments as I studied, however, caught my attention. The commentary described God as eternally self-existent (no beginning, no end, and nothing necessary to complete Him) in three persons, Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Then the writer made this comment that because the Father, Son, and Spirit glorify and love one another, God is “infinitely, profoundly happy in Himself.”
It was the implication of that thought that took my breath away. The writer then asked the question … so why would God create us? He concluded there is only one reason, He created us not to get joy (remember He is infinitely, profoundly happy in Himself) but to give joy – to His creation.
I have read about the Trinity before. I had to study it in college, but until today I never realized the personal implications. God created us, not because He needed us, but because He wanted to share His joy and His love with us.
God wants me? God wants me! God wants you! He wants us not because of what we do, not because He needs us to do anything … He wants us because He wants to share His love, His joy, His glory with us. What an unexplainable truth!
“…from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, so that you might obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” [2 Thessalonians 2:13b-14 HCSB]
O Precious LORD, you once again captured my heart with Your Amazing Love. Amen.