Chapter 4, Paragraph 1.
“In the beginning it pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,..”
If we grow up hearing the stories of the Bible, it can be easy to think that God was the Father in the Old Testament, and then the trinity came along in the New. After all, it seems like we don’t hear about the Son in the Old Testament, and the Spirit sort of hangs out in the background until Acts. But God never changes, and if we look closely at Scripture we recognize that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have always been, and were all instrumental in creating our world.
The Bible tells us that all three members of the trinity took part in creation. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) The account goes on: “The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” That Spirit is the Holy Spirit. While we do not have explicit mention of the Son in Genesis, we are told in John 1 that all things came into being through Him.
This once again demonstrates the intimate involvement God has with His creation. Not one person of the trinity was removed from the act of creation! God was in no way indifferent when He spoke our world into existence. This same God, this same trinity still takes an active role in upholding the world and drawing sinners to Himself.
Questions to Consider
- Have you ever reflected upon the role of the trinity in the work of creation?