A text message from my son was an unexpected, unintended (by him anyway), and gentle rebuke from God. I am sitting in my office doing prep work for a men’s study that meets later in the week. I hear a familiar “pop” from my smart phone signaling a text has arrived. It is from my son. He’s riding in a truck with the bridge construction crew on the way home from the job site. Here’s the text conversation.
Jared: Someone needs to do a discipleship class on the Trinity.
Me: Why do you think so?
Jared: Well I think everyone knows the big roles of each member but maybe not the detailed roles or complexities of how they interact, or at least I don’t to a degree.
Me: What got you thinking about that?
Jared: Just riding home when everyone’s speaking another language your mind wanders lol.
Me: Got it. It’s a good subject to ponder.
Jared: I was just thinking that the Holy Spirit is responsible for the action of sanctification but does Christ play a part and if so what and then I thought that would be a good class to go to.
The blessed person delights in God’s law and meditates on it day and night (Psalm 1). The Lord instructed his people that his word should be on their hearts and in their conversation throughout the ebb and flow of their daily routines (Deut. 6). Paul exhorts us to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly (Col. 3:16). We are to set our minds on things above (Col. 3:2).
Now I know that my son’s brain doesn’t spend all its free time pondering the complexities of the interpersonal relationships of the Godhead. But the virtual conversation did make me think about where my mind goes when it is not occupied with a specific task or project. During drive time it is easy to listen to sports talk or music. Why not think about God? Why not meditate on Scripture? Why not ponder the Trinity?