Easter…the resurrection of the crucified Christ. Forty days later the glorified Jesus Christ ascended up into heaven as His disciples looked on, and where He went to sit at the right hand of God, the Father. A week or so later God, the Holy Spirit was sent to the new church. That was on Pentecost. The year was 33 A.D.
And now, a week later we celebrate Whom we worship, and know and love, and long for, but Whom we do not yet fully understand: the Almighty, the Eternal, the Creator and Sustainer of all things; the ONE and only GOD in Three Persons, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is the Triune GOD, the holy and blessed Trinity.
The God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob was first revealed as the Holy and Blessed Trinity at the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist at the Jordan River and as recorded in Matthew 3:16-17:
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit go God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Here it is revealed to us the Holy Trinity: GOD, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; One in Three Persons; Three Persons in One. And that’s what makes this Sunday so special! This day and all to follow, let us give our eternal thanksgiving in worship and praise and love and prayers to the Trinity; God existing in three divine Persons.
It is of most significant note that Jesus began His earthly ministry with the revelation to all mankind that God is the Trinity as we have seen in the Gospel According to Matthew in chapter three.
And He ended His ministry on earth with the Holy Trinity as recorded in Matthew 28:16-20, just before He ascended into Heaven:
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them.
When they saw Him, they worshipped Him, but some doubted.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.