The Trinity is a mystery to me. In that the Trinity is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; God the Creator, Jesus our Lord, and the Holy Spirit who, to me, is the greatest mystery. Who is the Holy Spirit? Scripture tells us that it/he is love, joy, peace, patience, goodness and gentleness. the Holy Spirit is everything a mortal should be.
So who is the Holy Spirit? We know the Holy Spirit is part of the trinity, but a spirit that is more demanding than God? When it comes to how one can speak to it or what we say about it. Yes it is a special spirit that is protected by Almighty God. Why? That is a mystery.
Scripture tells us all of this, and still the Holy Spirit is a mystery to me. Certainly we can sometimes get angry at God and even blaspheme Him. And we even crucified His only son! Yet if we even say one syllable of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, we have committed an unpardonable sin. Why is that so? Are the punishments for speaking out against the Holy Spirit greater than speaking out against God?
This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
Jesus promises he will not leave use orphaned. The Spirit of Truth will be with us. Invisible and unknown to the world. But we will know the Spirit because it will live in us. Interestingly that it is a Spirit of Truth, what is Truth? Jesus replied “I Am truth”. So it is with the Holy Spirit, working in us imperceptibly, yet with indefatigable patients. Just waiting for us to call upon the Lord in prayer that we may come to know God with an open heart.
We have a Triune Church. The Holy Trinity is the mystery of three persons in one God, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Trinity is bound by love, inextricably connected by love. Love that ties God to the Son through the Holy Spirit. We are also connected to God by the power of the Holy Spirit by baptism, faith and obedience. The Holy Trinity reveals union to us, what divine power in oneness!
The Trinity is a mystery; the Holy Spirit will remain a mystery. We should not try to unravel that mystery because that mystery is the essence of our faith.