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"Our 'Project Trinity'"

July 2, 2005

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May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

At Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945, the first atomic bomb was exploded, ushering in the nuclear age. The venture was knows as Project Trinity. The physical power released was beyond belief. Later the atomic bomb was used for real. The pilot of the U.S. plane, on seeing the mushroom cloud level a Japanese city, exclaimed, "My God, what have we done!"

Project Trinity is a term we can apply to the peace mission of the Gospel - the mission intended to give spiritual life to people living in the darkness of sin and death. Jesus Himself gave His disciples for all time this mission when He said: "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19).

Through the centuries Christ's church has engaged in Project Trinity. It did this at Christ's command and also because of His promise of salvation to all who believe in Him as the Lamb of God slain for their sins and raised again to secure their eternal life. Project Trinity brings into play the power of the Gospel to do what no physical power can do: convert sinners and make of them the sons and daughters of the heavenly Father. It brings into our lives, in Saint Paul's words, "the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit."

Project Trinity is at work in you as a Christian. The Holy Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - has participated in your salvation, for the Father thought it (He planned and ordained it), the Son wrought it when He redeemed you, and the Holy Spirit brought it to you through the Gospel.

As Christians we pass on what we have received. That's why we all participate in Project Trinity - in Christian missions.

PRAYER: Thank You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for adopting me into the family of God through Holy Baptism and the Word. Amen.

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Today's Bible Readings: 1 Kings 12-13    Acts 11

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