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Three

4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by vthe washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:4-7

You have heard that events and things will happen in a set of 3. There won’t just be 1 or 2 things happen that are significant. Things happen in 3!

About four weeks ago we had a blowout on our car. The tire was ruined, of course. The rim was also damaged. And you can’t put just one tire on a car. At least one tire and the rim were covered by warranty.

About two weeks ago, a rock hit the windshield so hard it shattered a section of the inside glass. The windshield had an outer glass and an inner glass, separated by a clear film. It was that clear film that prevented the rock from perhaps coming all the way through and into the car. A friend made the comment at that time, “Remember things always happen in 3s.”

Well, she didn’t realize how prophetic she was. On Thursday, the car was rear-ended, and totaled. I need to remind her of Proverbs 18:21a, for “Death and life are in the power of the tongue:”.

But there is something else that comes in three. Something that we should be very thankful for. We wouldn’t have or be anything without the Trinity.

God the Father is the first. The Creator of all. The Giver of life. The Healer, the Provider, the God of Peace, and so much more. He is the One who desires that we walk in a relationship with Him. He wants to talk to us, and wants us to talk to Him. Without Him, there is nothing.

Jesus Christ, His Son, is the second. God in the flesh. Jesus showed us the love of God, how we are to live, how to treat others, and so much more. He provided the path by which we have access to God the Father. And more than anything, Jesus paid the price for our sin that we could never pay. His shed blood covers all our iniquities, and provides the Way for us to enjoy eternal live in His presence.

And of course, the Holy Spirit is the third. The Holy Spirit teaches us and reveals the truth to us about God. He helps us to discern God’s Word. He guides us. He convicts us of our sin. He comforts us. The Holy Spirit prays for us.

Be thankful for God watching over you. Be thankful that the One God manifested in Three wants us in relationship with Him.

After the accident, vehicles continued going by on both sides of the car. Finally a SUV stopped to check on my wife and grandchildren. They stayed until a constable arrived. Bea asked them for a name to be able to at least send them a thank you note, but they refused to even do that. They simply said they considered themselves disciples of Jesus, and they were only doing what God would want them to do. And, there were three of them.

© Charles A. Kalkomey

August 6, 2017