The God of love wants to be ours and he wants us to be his. He wants us to belong together as we share in his communal life. God’s giving is always the giving of HIMSELF as he opens himself to us. And in opening himself to us he shares his own life with us-the life of love in communion. Thomas Torrance writes, “God has opened himself to us…and established an intimate two-way relation between himself and us and us and himself, making himself accessible to us and giving us entry into the inner fellowship of God’s own life”.
God has always lived in relationship. He has never been a solitary being; he has always lived as relationship. At the centre of the universe is not cosmic power or force, but rather relationship. The living God has always been the communion of three persons mutually indwelling one another in love. And the three have always wanted to include us within their own communion of joyful love.
God’s Spirit brings us into union with Jesus so that we actually share in this circle of love as Abba’s children. Within this communion, we now see that this is the very reason for our existence and for every other person who lives or has ever lived on this planet. There is nothing more for which we need to strive. For within this fellowship we are at rest enjoying the life for which we were created.