The Trinity – A Poem for My Tuesday Three

For My Tuesday Three today I decided I wanted to write a poem about, as Don McLean calls them in American Pie, “the three men I admire most: the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.” I think of the Trinity whenever I write a Tuesday Three post, so I thought it was high time I devote a post to the Triune God – One God in three persons. (For another good post on the Trinity, check out this post on Comprehending the Trinity.)

The Trinity

God, the Father
Creator of all
Divided land and water
Placed the stars, sun,
and heavens above
Formed plants and animals
in perfect balance
Breathed life into Adam
and created Eve his mate
Gave His only Son
to redeem His Creation

God, the Son
Jesus, the Christ
Born of a virgin
in humble surroundings
A teacher, prophet
and friend of sinners
who needed Him most
Turned water to wine
and gave the blind sight
Willingly gave His life
to redeem His Creation

God, the Holy Spirit
Wonderful Counselor
Promised by the Father
Reminds us of the words
taught by the Son
Source of wisdom, faith,
patience, kindness,
and all good things
Helps us to pray
Draws all people to the Son
to redeem His Creation

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6 responses to “The Trinity – A Poem for My Tuesday Three

  1. “A teacher, a prophet, a friend of sinners.” Based on Jim’s challenge this week, I’m preaching that message to my AA group. They find it hard to believe.

    A man can’t imagine that he can be forgiven by God when he can’t begin to forgive himself… how much he needs Jesus.

    Great poem, Linda. Priceless message.

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    • Linda, Wow! That is profound: “A man can’t imagine that he can be forgiven by God when he can’t begin to forgive himself.” I wonder if the judgmental nature of the church has anything to do with that? Good for you for sharing this message of grace and mercy with your AA group and pointing them to our Redeemer. Peace, Linda

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  2. Beautiful job, beautiful Linda . .. as usual! 🙂 I didn’t realize you hadn’t done a Tuesday three on the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I loved how each stanza ended in redeeming His creation. So thankful to be redeemed today! God bless you as you honor Him today!

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    • Deb, I did do another poem called “Holy, Holy, Holy” that was about Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but it wasn’t for My Tuesday Three. 🙂 I am thankful to be redeemed, also, and thankful for the role of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the redemption of Creation. Peace, Linda

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  3. Nice poem. We’ve been talking in our church about how people seem to neglate the holy spirt and focus on God the father and God the son. I might have to share this with my life group.. they’ll appritiate it.

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