"In science, we learned that the sun is a bright star," said Paul, pulling the hose over to water the garden. "It's at the center of our solar system."
As he spoke, the clouds parted and the sun shone through. "Look, Grandpa!" exclaimed Grace. "Here comes the sun!"
Grandpa glanced around the garden. "You mean that big, bright ball is coming right down from the sky?" he asked.
Paul laughed. "Oh, Grandpa, you know what she means," he said. "Sunlight is coming through now. Like you said before, it's the sunshine that we see."
Grandpa chuckled. "Right," he agreed, "and when you think about that, it can help you understand how the sun illustrates the second part of the Trinity."
"That's God the Son, isn't it?" Grace asked.
"Correct."Grandpa walked to a tree and sat down, motioning the kids to join him. "We don't actually see the sun, and we don't see God the Father," he said. "We do see the light that comes from the sun. And . . . in the Bible, who is called the Light of the world?"
"Jesus is," Paul replied promptly. "I know what you're saying. We see light that comes down from the sun in the sky, and we see the Light of the world that came down from God the Father."
"That's right. In Bible times, people actually saw Jesus," said Grandpa.
"We learn about Him in Sunday school and by reading the Bible," Grace said. She grinned. "Hey! Sun is the word we use for both the sun up in the sky and for the light that comes from it. And they both are the sun. They're really just one--they're the same thing."
"Kinda like God the Father and God the Son are just one. We call both God, because both really are God," said Paul thoughtfully. "So . . . that takes care of God the Father and God the Son being one," said Paul "but if God is a Trinity, there's still a third part to explain."
Grandpa nodded as he pulled himself to his feet with a grunt. "Well, sitting here doesn't get the garden finished," he said. "Let's get back at it, and we'll talk some more while we work."
HOW ABOUT YOU?
When you think of Jesus do you think of a good man? Or a good friend? He’s all of that—but also much, much more. He is God! When you learn great and wonderful things about Him, you are learning about God. Most wonderful of all is the fact that Jesus gives you the opportunity to become a child of God. Because He is God, He was able to take the punishment you deserve. You need to simply trust in Him as your Savior from sin. (See the ABCs of Salvation at the right.)
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: John 10:30 (KJV)
(Jesus said) I and My Father (God) are one.
*Verse displayed is NKJV