Children’s Sermon: Trinity as Family

Bring a family photo

Hello! I’m so glad you’re all here today!

So today is a special day in the church where we celebrate God. Now, we always celebrate God, but today we celebrate who God is and that’s by focusing on the word Trinity. Now Trinity is a fun word. Have you heard that word before? Accept answers. Now Trinity means 3 – and you can hear that in the word. Trinity starts with tri – like tricycle which has words. So God has something to do with 3.

So how can we think about the Trinity? Well, I have something in my hand: what is it? A picture frame. And what’s in it? A picture of my family. Right! This is me and my immediate family. Now if you look at the picture, you see my kids and who do you think they look like: me or Kate? Accept answers. I think O has my hair – or when I use to have hair. They both have my eyes but I think O has my nose. They have the same face structure like Kate has, etc. When we look at the picture, we can tell they’re related to each other. They have parts and personalities that look like each other.

So imagine if we were looking at God’s family picture. We’d see the Father, the Creator. And then we’d see Jesus. And then we’d have the Holy Spirit. They are all related because they are God – they do God things – but they are during as well. Jesus lived like us, the Holy Spirit is God being with us, walking around and helping us all the time, and the Father/the creator is busy creating new things all the time. The Trinity, that word, is a way to describe God’s family.

But besides those three, there’s some more people in God’s family photo. Who else would be in there? Accept answers but we are! We are! Through Jesus, we are part of god’s family. So I’m in the picture, and so are you, and you, and you, and you, and everyone out there. How big of a picture would we have if we showed everyone who is part of God’s family? Giant! It would be huge. So remember that when we talk about God’s family, you are in that picture too.

Thank you for coming up here and I’ll see you next week!

Each week, I share a reflection for all children of God. The written manuscript serves as a springboard for what I do. This is from Christ Lutheran Church’s Worship on Trinity Sunday, 5/22/2016.