Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mystery by Joanne Droppers

“The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery.”  I like to solve cryptograms as I prepare for bedtime and when I recently came across this quotation from Albert Schweitzer it got me thinking about the mystery of the Trinity.

I pray to the Father in the words of Hymn 423 in the 1982 Hymnal: “Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible hid from our eyes, most blessed, most glorious, the ancient of days, almighty, victorious, thy great Name we praise.”

I pray to the Son in the words of Hymn 106 in Lift Every Voice: “Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn; Through the storm through the night, lead me on to the light, take my hand, precious Lord, lead me on.”

I pray to the Holy Spirit in the words of Hymn 508 in the 1982 Hymnal: “Breathe on me, breath of God, fill me with life anew, that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.”

Al the while I’m praying to the one and the same God—inaccessible, leading me by the hand, and able to fill me with new life.  This is the mystery of the Trinity, the Three in One.