Why it’s good we miss each other

Or the joy of the Trinity and how it can be yours

You might be finding joy hard to come by at the moment, or you may be feeling guilty because you are enjoying the lockdown more than you think you should. 

However we feel, we all ache at the loss of community life. Whether that is chatting to a friend, holding a loved ones hand or hugging someone close to us. We struggle with not being with the ones we love and that is a good thing! Not the distance or the separation, as it can be painful and incredibly distressing. No, the good thing is the innate longing for community and connection which point us to the fact that we are made in the image of God. A God who is community! Father, Son and Holy Spirit, a tri-unity, three and one, who have been together for eternity. It may be hard to comprehend the idea of the Trinity, but it is not difficult to appreciate. Especially when it means that our faith in Jesus automatically connects and includes us in this joyful, eternal, unbreakable community.

Try to think of the closest relationship you have ever had, now imagine that relationship could last forever. Well even that vision is a shadow of what is to come in the glorious family of God. When we remember that we have a perfect loving Father, a King Jesus who died for us and his Spirit who unites us together.

We have a joy that no one can take away or distance us from!

So as we begin the season know as Trinity, let’s encourage one another as we remember together the special way in which we are connected with one another and with God. 

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  

Romans 8 :38-39