Friday, July 21, 2006

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Today I learned
Jesus is the Vine
With Him I grow
fruit very fine

Love and Joy and Peace
are three
of the fruits
Jesus wants from me

Patience, Kindness
Goodness too
These are the things
Jesus wants me to do

Faithfulness, Gentleness
These are the fruits
Jesus wants me to grow

Saturday, July 15, 2006

I Wonder...

How Can God Be Three Persons And One Person At The Same Time?

We don't know how God can be three persons at the same time, but we know He is because the Bible tells us so. The idea of three in one (the Trinity) is very hard to understand. Let’s think about water. Water can be a liquid, a gas, or a solid. We usually see water in liquid form, as when we use it for drinking or for taking a bath. But water can also be a gas, as when it turns to steam. And it can be a solid, in the form of ice. But whether liquid, gas, or solid, it's still water. In some ways God is like a family with father, mother, and child - three persons and one family. Just remember that the Trinity does not mean that we have three gods. There is one God with three persons. The Trinity also does not mean that God wears three hats, or takes on three roles, at different times. All three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - have always existed.