This Sunday is Holy Trinity Sunday! It's the only festival in our church year which celebrates a doctrine. Well, actually, the Trinity - simply put - is how God is with us.
Let me tell you a story:
It's from a Rabbi in my town named Stacey Friedmann. She grew up in a small synagogue. Each week, a family would bring the sacred Torah scroll -that's the first 5 books of the Bible -- the Old Testament as we call it -- to their home for safe-keeping until the following Shabbat service. Since it was a small synagogue, the Torah was often in her family home.
There it sat - in her Living Room -- where her family gathered each evening. They would discuss their day together, argue with each other, the children would do their homework, her parents would read. The Torah would be present - as a visible reminder to her family that Yahweh was present with them in their daily lives.
GOD IS WITH US.
Let us pray:
Almighty Creator of all -- as we look up into your skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, moon and stars in their settings -- remind us of your command to us to be caretakers of your brilliant world.
Redeeming Christ -- you gave your life so that we might live an abundant life. Remind us of your glorious promise to be with us day after day - right up to the end of the age.
Life-giving Spirit -- empower us / embolden us / and inspire us to follow Christ in our daily lives. AMEN.
See you in worship!