Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday
Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31; Acts 2:14a,22-36; John 8:48-59
It’s been said that trying to comprehend everything there is to know about God is like trying to capture the ocean in a bucket. Any time we open our mouths to speak about Him, we must do so humbly and carefully, recognizing that we are talking about someone infinitely greater than ourselves.
Nevertheless, where God has revealed Himself in Scripture we cannot be silent. We boldly confess Him, using a medium that is inherently weak and limited – our words. In doing so, we are following the example of Jesus himself: “Before Abraham was, I AM.” Jesus was gracious enough to share the awesome truth of his eternal divinity even with those he knew would not believe it. (Jn 8)
The book of Proverbs speaks prophetically about God’s eternal wisdom in ways that bear a strong resemblance to Jesus Christ. Everything we need to know about God, we can learn through our devotion to Jesus and our meditation on his life, death and resurrection. (Pr 8)
Peter continues his speech to the Jewish crowds at the festival of Pentecost. Balancing Law and Gospel, he proclaims that Jesus is both King David’s son and Lord – raised from the dead to be the Savior and Judge of all people. (Ac 2)