Because we get so busy in our day-to-day existence, we might often neglect to remember that The Divine Presence is always with us. There are many actions which we repeatedly perform which could be used as ‘Triggers to the Trinity.’ Once established, these ‘Triggers’ could become an automatic reaction for recognising the presence of our God in our life.
Having encased the ‘Trigger’ in our mind, hopefully, it will live in our memory and be an on-going aid to strengthening our faith. In determining what ‘Triggers’ we might use for this purpose, sometimes it may involve a considerable amount of imagination on our part.
As an example, you might recall my story from 11 October called ‘It’s About Time’ where the red ‘AM’ light on my clock radio triggered a reaction for me. Another trigger I have found occurs when I use electrical appliances. These all have one thing in common. There is an electrical lead attached that has a 3 pin plug at the end.
This lead, when plugged into a power source, enables the appliance to perform and provide the service for which it has been manufactured. Without being ‘plugged in’, the appliance seems of little or no value.
If you were to unravel the insulated material from the power lead on these appliances you generally find three wires encased in different coloured insulation. While the colours of these do tend to vary from country to country, there is an accepted colour combination which indicates the wire’s purpose. The blue and brown wires provide the electrical circuit and the green wire is called the earth.
In my imagination I see the blue wire as representing our Heavenly Father in the blue of the heavens above at work in the creation workshop. The brown would be the Holy Spirit, whose job it is to breathe life into the Father’s creations and the green wire would be the Son, whose role was to come to our earth and show us the way to the Father.
If we were to see ourselves as an electrical appliance, then to obtain our full potential in our life and operate as our maker intended, we would need to be ‘plugged in’ to a power source and switched on.
For me, the imaginative ‘Trigger to the Trinity’ occurs whenever I plug in an electrical appliance.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s faith.