As we celebrated Pentecost last Sunday, today we wake up to a whole
new celebration, Trinity Sunday. A day set aside to honour the Holy
Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Although the word “trinity” does not appear in Scripture, it is taught
in Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 (and many other biblical
passages). On Trinity Sunday, the Christian Church ponders with joy
and thanksgiving what the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have done to
accomplish the salvation of sinful humanity. It is brought to
remembrance how Christians should respond to the love God has shown
us, praising Him and giving Him glory. We remember the Father as our
Creator, the Son as our Saviour and the Holy Spirit as our Comforter.
Furthermore, as Methodist, we celebrate Aldersgate Sunday – 278
years ago, 24 May 1738, John Wesley (father of Methodism) received
an experience that changed his life and ultimately lead to the
development of the Methodist movement in Britain, Ireland, and
America. His “Aldersgate” experience is often called his “conversion.”
It was a conversion, but not in the sense we commonly understand.
Aldersgate was not Wesley’s “conversion” to faith in Christ. He was a
Christian all his life.
So as we celebrate, share with anyone about the essence of believing
in the Triune God, that is to explain, to the best of man’s ability, the
clues written in Scripture to guide us to a fuller understanding of our
triune God. The Father is God from the beginning (John 1:1); Jesus
revealed Himself as equal to the Father in John 10:30, “I and the
Father are one.” Together, they sent the Holy Spirit (John 14:26).
“For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the
Word and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7-11).