As part of our school’s Statement of Faith, we say that we at Logos Prep believe that there is only one true God, existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Since this is such an important tenet of our faith, it is imperative that students understand what the Trinity is. The image of the Trinity can be a hard concept to be grasped by younger students. To help with this, when children are elementary age, they can look at objects that resemble the Trinity. Objects such as a shamrock and an egg help them to visualize what the Trinity “looked like.”
As children get older, however, there are deeper ways that they can understand the Trinity. We must help them to move past just visualizing the Trinity to helping them understand the relationships within the Trinity. I believe that our families are a great place to showcase these wonderful relationships. Our families are called to love each other deeply just like the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit love deeply. When we cherish the relationships within our families, we are reflecting the cherished love between the relationships in the Trinity. Moreover, everyone in the Trinity has a distinct role. God is the Father. Jesus is the Son. The Holy Spirit is God’s personal presence here on earth. No one in the Trinity tries to do the other one’s role, and neither should the people in our earthly families. In Ephesians 6, God lays out the roles that each of us should play within the family unit. However, today in many of our American families, it can be easy to reverse those roles. If we are not careful, we can look up and the children are running the show. As Christian families, we must understand that our children need us to stick to the parent role in their lives. If we are only their friends, they are left without the important role of a parent who is loving and guiding them through situations they cannot navigate yet. God made us for relationships, and our family relationships can accurately reflect the image of God to the world when we fulfill the roles He gives us.
Although we will never fully understand the Trinity here on earth, we should not shy away from teaching it. It is an important part of our faith that we should strive to visualize, understand, and reflect to those around us.
Logos Preparatory Academy
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