Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Trinity Sunday – one God in three persons

Last Sunday was Trinity Sunday. The wonder of the Trinity, one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit is a concept that is wonderful, because it means that God is concerned and active in his creation and in each of our lives. It is, nevertheless, a difficult concept.

Leading the service, Hugh was faced with explaining this concept  for the children. He drew the comparison between the 3 persons of the Godhead with the three phases of H2O – the gaseous phase, steam, the liquid phase, water and the solid phase, ice.

So, we had a kettle steaming at the front of Church, close to the children (but not too close!), a jug of water and a thermos of ice cubes, which the children were asked to identify and name.

The parallels may not be exact, but it least they show how three very different things can nevertheless be one.