Lk.15:32 – It’s only right to celebrate like this and be overjoyed, because this brother of yours was once dead and gone, but now he is alive and back with us again. He was lost but now he is found!’”
I love the glimpse of God given to us in the Trinity. God is One, revealing Himself to us in three persons. Today’s verse comes at the end of three parables Jesus taught one day each giving us a glimpse into one of these Persons. The first is the Shepherd looking for the lost sheep. David used his experience as a Shepherd to describe God’s love for His people. Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd. He became a man for one purpose, to seek and to save His lost sheep. The second parable speaks of the Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of revelation. He shines His light into the darkness of our lives until we are basking in the light of His love. The final parable is the parable of the prodigal son. This classic story opens us up to the Father’s love. The Father couldn’t contain Himself as He ran to greet His wayward son. Here is a glimpse of these parables from the Passion Notes.
“Jesus spoke three parables unveiling and revealing how the Trinity desires to bring people back through the Son, by the Spirit, to the Father. The Son came as a shepherd, seeking and sacrificing to find the lost sinner. The Spirit seeks the lost like the woman with the light of illumination for the lost coin until she found it. And the Father welcomes the returning sinner back to his house. It is the work of the Trinity to bring us back to God. In Matt. 28:19, it is the sequence of the Father, the Spirit, and the Son. Here in Luke 15, it is the Son, the Spirit, and the Father.”
The Trinity has been working on you since before time began. He has orchestrated His master plan to rescue you, open your eyes to His love, and then to pour out on you His love without measure as we turn our hearts to Him. Even today the Trinity is at work, working in tandem to bring about His kingdom plan in your life. Look to Him today, open your heart to His great love, take some time to just be with Him; you won’t be disappointed.