The Word of God that we read Sunday after Sunday is a masterpiece of the history of our God wanting a relationship with us.
It was not enough for God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, to sit alone in heaven. God the Father desired to be near his creation. God the Father desired to be close to us.
In the Book of Genesis, we are told that God would visit Adam and Eve in the garden. After the fall, when they were cast out of paradise for their sin of disobedience, God desired all humankind to be redeemed from this sinfulness.
So God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us, to draw near to us, to walk with us, to love us, to forgive us and to save us. The fullness of God’s blessing comes to us in the person of Jesus.
After Jesus’ death upon the cross, his wondrous resurrection from the dead and his ascension into heaven, God still desired a way to be close to us so God breathed the Holy Spirit upon us.
The Holy Spirit at work in us makes our lives beautiful. The Holy Spirit at work in us refashions us into God’s masterpieces.
We come here to this holy place to hear the voice of God speaking to us:
The voice of God the Father saying, “I love you so much that I created you and I cannot possibly imagine my creation without you.”
The voice of God the Son saying, “I love you so much that I died on the cross to redeem you from every sinful choice you have ever made and will ever make. I am yours and you are mine.”
The voice of God the Holy Spirit saying, “I love you so much that I come and dwell in you so that you remain in my love and I remain in you.”
We are blessed because God the Father created us.
We are blessed because God the Son redeems us.
We are blessed because God the Holy Spirit lives in us.
Through the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, we receive adoption, we belong to God, God claims us and his own, we are God’s children. The Holy Trinity of God with us always until the end of the age.