2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with the holy kiss. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
As Reformed Christians, we place our faith in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit whose interconnected relationship is best represented in the shape of a triangle. This symbol reminds us of the Trinity and its summary of the gospel of Jesus Christ. According to the witness of scripture, God’s love comes to us in a threefold way: God loved the world and gave the Son for our salvation (Jn 3:16); Jesus Christ, God’s only Son our Lord, loved us and gave his life for us (Gal 2:20); the gift of God’s love in Christ has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 1:22). This three-fold self-revelation of God as our Creator, our Redeemer and our Sanctifier can be represented by the symbol of the Trinity.
Holy God, as Gregory of Nazianzus writes regarding the understanding of the Trinity, “No sooner do I conceive of the one than I am illumined by the splendor of the three; no sooner do I distinguish them than I am carried back to the one” (On Baptism, Oration 40.41); do we too stand in awe of that holy mystery and ever-expanding relationship. We pray that the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirt abide with us now and always. Amen