Date: May 30, 2021
Bible Text: Isaiah 6:1-8, John 3:1-17 | Rev. David A. Douthett
Trinity Sunday comes the Sunday after Pentecost and recognizes the dawning realization of the Church that the nature of God is more complex than they had first thought. Years, and even centuries, of reflection on God's self-revelation brought the Church to understand the mystery that God is Three-In-One: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - One God in three equal Persons. We will consider this holy mystery as a way to give glory and worship to God!
Notes from the Preacher
I got some of my statistics in the sermon wrong, so here are some sources for better information:
How many stars in the Milky Way galaxy? Between 100 and 400 billion. I was in the ballpark.
How many galaxies in the universe? Two trillion. Not quite as many as I said, but still an awful lot! Just try counting to two trillion.
How many universes are there? No one really knows for sure. As it says in this linked video, somewhere between zero and infinity.
At any rate, considering the size of the universe makes for a much bigger God. That's one of the key reasons I love studying astronomy; it reminds me to be in awe of God in case I let my imaginings about God get too small.