The Three-Personal God

This chapter is about the Trinity… or at least how humans interact with the concept.

In these 6 brief pages, CS Lewis sets out to help the reader understand the nature of the Trinity by using an analogy of the 3 dimensions. While there is nothing in this explanation that is earth-shattering or even new (I have read his thoughts a couple of times before and have done extensive reading on the subject), it is nice that he makes it as simple as he can without resorting to a deeply flawed analogy. And he points out that we humans cannot grasp the idea as well as we might think we can. But the real emphasis I found in this chapter was after all of the explanation was over. (Though I may photocopy this chapter for our Middle School Sunday School teachers for their edification as they teach our students about the Trinity).

Lewis offers the reader the simple fact that to know God takes our entire being. A man cannot seek to know Him unless God makes Himself known. There is initiative on both sides, but the human can do nothing on his own without influence from the Creator. And the best way to know God is in a whole community of believers, seeking to know Him together. A solid argument for the church’s existence, and one that I wish more people ascribed to. Over the years I have been bold in sharing that the church service on a Sunday morning is not church in and of itself, but the gathering of believers is. I oversee at least 3 gatherings a week that are church. Tonight I will attend a small group that is church. But in all of these gatherings, there are more people than I would care to admit who are merely seeking to be fed, not to seek heartily. Facts, figures, and absolution for their unrepentant sin – not a deep, personal connection to the One who created them.

What do you see in your search to know this Triune God?