Three is Not Always a Crowd

Somethings are just better in threes; such as three primary colors, a well-tailored three-piece suit, and three stop lights. Besides, add a child to a husband and wife and the family is complete. For you story lovers, without three, there would be no Three Little Pigs, Three Blind Mice or Three Stooges. There would  no three leaf clover, no tricycle, no tic-tac-toe; many good things come in threes. Accordingly, three is not always a crowd especially when it comes to the trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

From the foundation of the world, our Father has laid out the plan for human redemption and it wouldn’t be possible without these three, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. We need all three of them to work in our life. We pray to the Father through the Son, while the Holy Spirit takes our prayers and makes them presentable before God.  That some people choose the Father but ignore the Son is very perplexing. That we would speak to the Father without the Spirit is even futile. Welcome all three into our life and let them do the work of redemption and restoration. These three are working on your behalf. While you are on this earth, partner with them and you will prosper in 2017

Remember that Jesus represents the three most important things you need in your life. Firstly, the way to salvation. Secondly, the truth about all that you need to know and thirdly, through Him you will gain eternal life. Three is not always a crowd.

Three is a special number in the Bible. Daniel prayed three times a day. Jesus prayed three times in the Garden of Gethsemane, Peter denied Jesus three times, and Jesus rose on the third day, just to mention a few. In the Bible, three is a special number which indicates a form of completeness and perfection.  I have often wondered what “completeness” means when it comes to the number three.  If you’re wondering too, here’s one way to examine its meaning. Without three line segments, you couldn’t enclose a space, for example, you couldn’t form a triangle. In this sense, three line segments complete the triangle. Three brings a sort of closure to certain circumstances. No wonder ages 3, 9, 12, 15, 21, and 30 are all landmarks in human life.  Three is indeed a special number.

Somethings have to be done in three’s so that the fullness of it can be accomplished. Without the trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost the work of redemption would be incomplete, almost impossible. In addition, Jesus asked us to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” Matthew 22: 37. Your heart has to be in it as much as your mind and your soul for your love to be complete. In other words, self must die in your heart and God must shine. His will must permeate your mind. You must be ready to lose your soul to regain it. Those three parts, heart, soul and mind, forms completion, and hence perfect love.

Three is not always a crowd. How special is it that three is the number of time; morning, noon and night or past, present and future. God gave us time so that we can manage our time and set aside special moments just for Him.

Three is the number of position, beginning, middle and end or first, second and third. God wants to be first in our life as we are first in His. He wants us to prioritize.

Meal comes in threes, breakfast, lunch and dinner (when we don’t snack in between). These are three special opportunities to offer gratitude, to share what we have and to fellowship with others.

Three strikes you’re out works in baseball; thankfully, God allows more than three strikes. “…the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him” (Psalm 103:17). With our sinful inclination, we need way more than three.

The third time’s a charm…they say. Whatever you are working towards, don’t give up, keep trying.

And always remember, God deserves more than three cheers…live a life of praise.

Ecclesiastes 4: 12, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

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