20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one. (John 17:20-22)
Lord, where are we today and what would You like to talk about?
“My question for you is one you have asked of Me. ‘How do you see Me?’ I know of course, but I want you to think about it and answer.”
Sitting on the boat by the lake seems to be a good place to talk. There is a little coolness to the gentle breeze and gentle movement in the water.
Sometimes my vision gets confused when I’m not sure whether I am or should be addressing the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. I know You told me You are all present, but I have a different view of each part of Your Trinity.
Father, I see You as a Presence of glorious light, seated on Your throne, yet I know You hold Me in Your lap as a child at times. You are all powerful, in charge of every detail of heaven and all creation yet somehow You can hear and answer every prayer and converse with all who may be addressing you at the same time. You know no defeat and You have a plan for all that will not be thwarted, yet You don’t violate our free will. And, of course, I don’t know how all that happens. I just know You have one incredible mind and heart!
Jesus I see You most easily as You took on human form. I feel I can walk and talk to You more fully, person to person, even to laying my head on Your shoulder or feeling Your arm around me. I feel such gratitude and love for all You have done for Me, all You have made possible, even to communicating directly with the Father. Though Jesus told us that, Father, I think I still talk to Him most. Thank You that You are all present and take care of the details because the Trinity is really beyond my/our comprehension. We just know it is as You have said.
Holy Spirit, I know You are always present with me. It is through You I have access to the Father and the Son. I guess, I see the Father as majestic, the Son as approachable, and You, Holy Spirit, as self-effacing. It seems You shine the light on and point to the Others, making Them real to me, making Their words alive to me. Do You ever really speak on Your own to Me?
“The Father began, created, runs. Jesus carried out for all to see. I remind and make real and teach. Yet We are all One. All together. All a part. Your perceptions are not wrong, just incomplete. You see in part now. One day you will comprehend Us more fully.”
Thank You, Holy Spirit. Thank You great Three In One for allowing me to also be a part of Your plan.
“You are welcome, Little One. Peace.”