3 is a magic number as the old song goes.
It’s God’s number, the Trinity:
God in three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit.
He sees from eternity the Past, Present, and Future all at once;
He is The great IAM.
God created a lowly planet, third from the sun,
To be the only habitable place in our solar system.
He created man in his image on the sixth day.
God is a trinity and so is man: body, spirit, and soul.
On that day two threes came together in a wonderful fellowship.
Satan tried to imitate that 3 by being the third wheel in the Garden of Eden.
Look where that road lead.
But the union that works for a relationship, as it says in Proverbs,
Is the three-fold cord: two lives wrapped around the center cord of the Lord.
The Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to restore that lost union.
At his baptism the 3 were present:
The Father spoke. The Son submitted. And the Spirit descended Like a dove.
The great I AM had come in the flesh.
Everything about Christ’s life Reflected the image and nature of God.
That 3 followed Him, sort of like a trade mark.
Even in the choice of His friends,
Jesus’ 3 closest were Peter, James, and John.
Peter was the first leader of the church,
James the first martyr,
And John the Revelator out lived them all and witnessed the end of the world.
So Jesus closest friends, in a way,
Represented the beginning, the present, and the future of the church.
I believe even the timing of Christ’s death was perfectly timed.
It was to show that God, not man, was in control of Jesus’ final minutes on Earth.
The Bible says that Jesus died at the age of 33.
I wonder if we wanted to get down to it, He died at 33 and 1/3 years old?
Jesus was crucified at the 3rd hour (Which is around 9AM.)
And died around the ninth hour (Which is 3PM)
He didn’t own a watch, but I wonder If he died at 3:33 and 33 seconds.
Only God knows How many 3’s accompanied Jesus
What we know is that nothing especially the life and death of our Lord,
Was by accident.
All times and seasons are in His will and His purpose.
God has placed His number 3 as His signature to all He does.
Next time you wonder what it going on in this chaotic world,
Take comfort in that fact.
Because it is a fact that doesn’t change: 3 is a magic number.