Part of the Lutheran liturgy came to mind this morning.
“Holy holy holy, Lord God almighty, all thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea, Only thou art holy, there is none besides thee, God in three persons, blessed trinity.”
I guess it’s a hymn.
I grew up believing in God. I have since childhood believed that this God I believe in is one God in 3 persons.
Today I read about it in Matthew 3.
“13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
We don’t have a plethora of gods to sort through when we pray like other cultures do. We have one God. He is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I have believed in God since childhood, but believing he exists and knowing and trusting him as my savior are two different things. I received him as savior when I realized that I couldn’t be good enough and God knew that and gave Jesus his son to pay for my sin. I confessed my need and received forgiveness all in an instant standing next to the dishwasher in my parents cafe.
Have you received Jesus as your savior yet? Today would be a good day to do that. He is waiting for you.
(Originally posted 1/11/17)