Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
Having celebrated the coming of God the Holy Spirit last week on Pentecost, the Christian worship calendar stops off this week at a celebration of the fullness of God made known as Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit -- each fully God and yet all one God, revealed to us in different ways. The sheer incomprehensibility of the concept of Trinity serves as an important reminder that the fullness of God is, in fact, beyond our human grasp... in other words, the greatness and glory of God are such that whenever we think we've got something too neatly nailed down, we've probably missed the mark a bit. And yet, this great, glorious, even mysterious God comes into our lives out of sheer grace, making known to us peace, hope, and love, and calling us into life, into discipleship, into partnership with God's work in the world. God, in God's fullness, may in fact be mysterious and beyond our comprehension, but God is by no means distant, inaccessible, or dispassionate about us. And that is worth us singing our loudest "Holy, Holy, Holy!" songs of praise!