“’You are not yet fifty years old, and you have seen Abraham!’ ‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I am!’”
–John 8:57–58 NIV
This Sunday is Trinity Sunday. Christians are monotheists, which means we believe in one God. One, not three. And yet that one God reveals Himself in the Bible as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It’s beyond comprehension, but then again I would expect God to be beyond my comprehension. The member of the Trinity that gets the most scrutiny is Jesus. Many claim that Jesus isn’t God. Jesus claimed that He is. In the verse above He says that He existed before Abraham, and by saying “I am!” He was saying that He’s always existed. In the Old Testament, God told Moses to tell Pharaoh that “I Am” had sent him. Now Jesus drops the same name, and the Jews knew exactly what He was saying. They wanted Jesus dead because they thought He was blaspheming. But Jesus is God. Conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus tells us to honor Him the same way we honor the Father. (John 5:22-23) Jesus says, “I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30) Jesus had to be God in order for His death on the cross to mean anything. As a human, Jesus’ death would have done nothing for us, but as The Perfect God/Man, Jesus’ death paid the price for all sins, and His resurrection means eternal life for all who believe. Be at peace, your salvation is secure. Jesus is God!