This is our Butterfly plant (Purple Shamrock). I am fascinated by its 3 purple heart-shaped leaves and its delicate pale lilac flowers. In a way, it reminds me of our Trinitarian God – God is Three in One. (2 Cor 13:14)
When i first accepted my Christian faith, i was only familiar with Jesus who loved me and died for my sins. As i grew in my faith, i began to understand the workings of the Holy Spirit when i witnessed the manifestations of His presence, His power and miracles in my life and the lives of those around me.
I used to see God as Someone up there, far away, so Almighty and Powerful and…so distant. I cant help but picture Him as the God from the Old Testament, stern and authoritative, ever ready to punish our wrongdoings. Strangely and gradually, as i open myself more to the Holy Spirit, i began to grow in my relationship with God the Father.
Now, God the Father is not Someone who simply created me and constantly watches over me from above. I once had an image of Him during my prayer, carrying me in His arms, hugging me as a father would his daughter and placing me onto His shoulders. Isn’t that what our God should be? By R