My father emailed this out to a bunch of us, and I asked for permission to post this here for thoughts on it. The request was granted.
Just a thought!
I and others have often tried to understand or explain the Trinity. That is - the three in one thing.
This morning one of the TV Ministers we watch said something about Christ being a ray of light.
And then it dawned on me ----
There have been several analogies to explain the Trinity, but all have fallen short.
The egg analogy is a good starting place - but fails to show how the three parts are one part.
Likewise the water analogy is great but fails to show how the three forms are simultaneously one.
Light however is another story.
First: it is the essence of all things seen.
Second: Whatever it is that we see - We see only because of the light reflected off of it = and only really become aware of light when we are in the dark.
Third: The light we see is all consuming and we see only it's brightness. Remember - John 1 says that Jesus is the light.
And finally Fourth: If we were to define the color of light - I guess we would say bright or maybe white as - in without color. But if we pass a ray of light through a prism we would see that light turns into many different colors as it comes out the other side.
So we show that light while seemingly being without color is really composed if many.
Thus we come to the Trinity. Above we started with light and then showed it's makeup. In Gods case the process is reversed. The Bible talks about The Father, Jesus, and the Comforter or The Holy Spirit (the three aspects of God), and even talks about their unity. But it is lacking when it comes to explaining that oneness.
So, lets again take the light example: If we reverse the above light example we would pass the rays of different colors of light back through the prism and come out the other side as one ray of white light - as in re-combining the rays of colored light into its original form.
Again if we used the same example only this time subsisting The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit for the rays of colored light then run the three back through the preverbal filter/prism (or combining) - as three into one - we would get the totality of the one God out the other side. But still a God so diverse that His character can only be explained through the three different aspects of God - The Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit.
What do you Think?