Recently, while I was praying during communion time at church, some thoughts of a past spiritual journey came to mind. The journey was to discover Who He is, the triune God. I knew God the Father and had learned so much about Him in studies and reading. He is my Rock. My life means nothing without Him. I would not even be here without Him because He knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13) He also gave His only Son to die on a cross (John 3:16) so that we could come before the Father whenever we want. We have full access to Him and He wants us to talk to Him without ceasing (1Thessalonians 5:17).
I am in love with Jesus. He’s my Savior, my Lord. He left His place of royalty next to His Father to be born of a virgin so that He could give us instruction and be an example of all He is and what He wants from and for us. And, then He was severely beaten and crucified on a cross for crimes He didn’t commit. But, then, He rose three days later, conquering death. That is the very definition of love. Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for a friend. (John 15:13)
Then I got to the Holy Spirit. He was the part of the Trinity that I really didn’t feel I knew. I knew He lived inside those who accept Christ as their Savior and He intercedes with God on our behalf, but that was about it. I didn’t know what to expect. The Holy Spirit is God’s very presence in our world and in our lives. He directs our ways and our words if we are discerning enough to hear and wise enough to listen. I have often thought I would have loved to be alive when Jesus was on Earth. To have God in the flesh right with me would have been beyond description. But, the thing is, we have the Holy Spirit with us all the time. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to Earth after He ascended. With the Spirit comes power (Acts 1:8) and freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17) along with so much more. I am forever smitten with Him. The very presence of God forever with me, guiding, directing and interceding!
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are each separate entities but are each fully God. He’s always available to us and He loves us like no human being could ever love. I read a book recently that described His love as extravagant, which is defined as “exceeding the bounds of reason, as actions, demands, opinions, or passions” on my Dictionary app. That is how His love is for us. He never stops giving love to us, He is always guiding us and with us. He has provided a Way for us to talk to Him always through Jesus’ sacrifice. He has great plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11) and so much more! That is extravagant love indeed!