Deep longings pervade the human heart. We long for selfless, unending love from someone we can trust to be faithful and helpful.
People want to be loved. People want relationships. People want communication. Most of the technological advancement in our day comes from people trying to connect and communicate with others: its how we got the iPhone, text messages, emails, Facebook, Twitter, blogs- all that stuff!
We long for community, significant and earnest relationships with others. We want to be part of a group of people devoted to something larger and greater than our individual lives!
Why? We do we have these persistent deep longings that occasionally compel us to action and often leave us frustrated or disappointed? Where do they come from and how can they be satisfied?
All of these deep longings are rooted in the fact that we’re made in the image and likeness of God.
Our longing for love, unity within diversity, communication, community, peace, and selflessness are in fact- by design- longings for the Trinitarian God of the Bible.
Christianity believes in One God, who eternally exists. This One God is three distinct persons. By persons I mean they think, they speak, they feel, they act.
Three distinct persons- Father, Son, and Spirit- who are each fully God. This means they share all the divine attributes of an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present– and equally – not one more God than the other – God. The Trinity is ONE God who eternally exists as three distinct persons, Father, Son, and Spirit, who are each fully and equally God.
This eternal, Trinitarian God has a plan for you. He has always existed in relationship with himself and he created us in order that we might share in that beautiful relationship.
We were created to live life in relationship: with God and with others. If you are feeling unsatisfied in life- perhaps the reason is that you are not living connected to God or connected with others. What steps can you take this week to more fully engage in your relationship with God and what steps can you take to more fully engage with others this week?