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  • Writer's pictureAllison Wilcox

Some doubted

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:16-20

It kind of fits to me that with the reading we get this year for Trinity Sunday, we also get the news that while the disciples worshiped Jesus, they still had doubts.

In the Greek, it isn't said that some of them doubted. It states that they doubted.

So they all weren't sure exactly what they were getting themselves into!

And isn't that true for us? I mean, those of us who call ourselves Christians believe in God and Jesus Christ as God's son. We probably believe what we've been taught about the Trinity - God in Christ; God in Spirit - even if we don't understand it.

But that doesn't mean we don't have a lot of questions about all of it - and maybe especially the Trinity.

But these followers of Jesus...they still worshipped. Even when they weren't sure about it all, they worshipped. They trusted that despite many things being beyond their comprehension, there was still room for joy, for hope, and for faith.

And still reason to love.

And so they worshipped. They served. They sang songs, and they prayed. Just as we do as the gathered community in Christ.

There is room for us, even when we doubt or question.

Room for us always. No matter what. And that's as good enough a reason to worship as I can think of.

Praise to you, O Christ! Thank you for your patience with me even when I don't understand and when I doubt. Amen

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