Dare 2B Daring August 31, 2018
A daily devotional published by Risk Takers for Christ, Inc.
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//“I didn’t need to understand the hypostatic unity of the Trinity; I just needed to turn my life over to whoever came up with redwood trees.”// – Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
The Big3 is the name of a new professional basketball league. Teams comprised mostly of former NBA players compete in half-court games of 3-on-3. There is even a 4-point shot from way beyond the arc.
I don’t care to watch the Big3 because the skill level isn’t that great, and the games aren’t that exciting. However, I will occasionally tune in because one of my friends, Steve Mix, is an assistant coach for a team based in Philadelphia called Tri-State. The head coach is Julius “Dr. J” Erving.
There have been many “Big 3’s” over the years. One of the first was the World War II triumvirate of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Together, they led the Allies to victory over Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.
Another “Big 3” emerged during the 1960’s. However, instead of leading nations, this trio dominated professional golf. Between them, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player won an astounding 159 PGA tournaments and 34 majors.
But the greatest “Big 3” of all time is the Holy Trinity. Comprised of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the Trinity has always existed and always will exist. The Trinity also works together in complete harmony.
I do not understand much about the Trinity; however, I accept it as biblical truth. In fact, I find great comfort in the realization that my finite mind cannot begin to comprehend the true majesty of the triune Godhead. Maybe, someday in glory, I will better grasp this core doctrine of the Christian faith. But for now, I simply accept, believe, trust and worship.
//“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.”// Genesis 1:26 (NKJV)