This coming Sunday is Trinity Sunday for many churches across the world. We affirm our belief that God is three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All three are equal in power and rank and all three are God. All are one and all are unique.
The Old Testament passage this week reminds us that God is worthy of praise, and that God can give us the ability needed to complete the tasks that God calls us to. A God calls us who can, and will, equip us to do the work to which we are called.
This week in the church that I serve we met to discuss and work through the future story of the congregation. We talked through questions like: How do we serve God as we grow? How do we grow and fulfill our call to love God and neighbor? How do we continue our commitment to community while continuing our commitment to the wider community?
What I realized just a moment ago is that God will touch our lips with the coal that is necessary to make us ready for our calling. During this Trinity week I realize that Jesus died for us and commissioned us to spread the gospel and that God the Father will equip us for that task. And, last but certainly not least, God the Holy Spirit is here to guide us and to be the power through which we fulfill God’s call upon our lives.
I do not presume that God’s work is easy or that all of the questions that we have about where to serve will be answered without difficult deliberation, rather, I am confident that God will equip us to hear the answers that God has for us and that the Holy Spirit will indeed lead through the most difficult of work. Holy is our Lord and worthy is God of praise.
I want to leave you with an image. God in all of God’s splendor is upon the throne with a beautiful robe and the company of hosts singing Hosanna. Imagine the God of the entire Universe sending the angels to touch your lips with coals so that you may speak God’s truth to all the world. Hear God’s word, Speak the truth, you are equipped to fulfill God’s call upon your life.