Been gone for a few days ( 2 and 1/2) on a get-away.
Tomnorrow is the Sunday of the Holy Trinity. Think I have mentioned this before but this little article by Dr. William Weinrich is the best resource I have found for presenting the doctrine of the Trinity at a beginning level.
One God in Three Persons
by Dr. Bill Weinrich
Here is an excerpt:
Now earlier we noted that to be personal meant to be in relation to another. So also with love. One cannot love unless there is a recipient of that love. If, as John says, God is love (1 John 4:8), that means that within God there is a relationship of love, a Lover and a Beloved. And indeed that is what Jesus is talking about when he spoke of the Father's love for man before the foundation of the world (John 17:24).
God did not first begin to love when the world and mankind were created. Mankind was not the first object of God's affection. No, God's Son was the object of the Father's love. And since the Father is God who is eternal and since the Son is God who is eternal, this love of the Father for the Son is not simply an action, a happening, a temporary affection within God. This love of the Father for the Son is of God; it is eternal and characterizes God Himself.