The Power Of Three

Nancy Hill By Nancy Hill, 14th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The world may be set-up for couples, but I still have faith in the power of three. Three pieces of candy is greater than two.


Most people pay little attention to numbers as they go about their everyday lives. The
most important numbers are on clocks, debts, & paychecks. Two of those sets of numbers are preferred as low as possible while the third one is preferred as large as the paper will contain. Little children want their age number to increase as quickly as possible because higher numbers mean more privileges.


The question is, have you ever considered the rhythm of numbers? A lot of what is called music today doesn't seem to understand that there should be only three repeats of the same line of words & notes in each section of the piece. When you check into the classical works of the great musicians from the 1600's to the mid 1900's you will find that the music that is most remembered uses this power of three repeats.


Even our most sacred fast food choices in this country observe the power of three. When you are facing surgery you are instructed to not eat after midnight the day before. By the tme I was released after my hand repair on July 29 a little past 5pm I was ready to be reintroduced to the joy of eating. Since use of a fork was still impolite, we went to Dairy Queen. A junior hamberger, fries, & a hot-fudge milkshake restored my energy, my sanity, & my faith in the power of three.

Triune MeansThree

There is another place that we encounter things set out in threes. The Bible tells us that God is a triune (meaning three) being. Some people say they just can't understand that or they can't/won't believe it. It really isn't a great mystery since people are also triune beings. That does not mean we are gods - not even close! It is simply that we each have a body, a soul, & a mind. Admittedly, God's three parts are more complicated & able to be more independent of each other than our three parts. That's because He is God.

God is the Power of Three

In the Bible if a truth is written once, it is important. If it written twice, we should pay close attention to it. However, if it written three times, we must either do as it says or be willing to pay the consequences. In the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 4, verse 12 (another example of three) it says: "...a threefold cord is not quickly broken." Rope is always stronger string which is stronger than thread.

In the book of Psalms the writer declares of God, "But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel" (Psa 22:3). Then we are told again in the book of Isaiah' "And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory" (6:3). A third time it is written in Revelations 4:8, "...Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come."

God is the altimate Power of Three & He invites us to join with Him to make a strong cord of goodness in our world. When we tie ourselves to God, He gives us the strength to withstand any problem. It won't be easy, but it will be possible


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author avatar Nancy Hill
I am already retired & live in a rural area of Washington State with my husband of 43 years, 2 dogs, 1 cat, & some fish. Our 3 grown children & 2 of our grandchildren live nearby. The oldest 2 grandchildren live with their mother in Florida. I kno...(more)

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author avatar Retired
16th Aug 2010 (#)

now I believe in the power of three!

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author avatar snooky
16th Aug 2010 (#)

Amen Amen Amen

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author avatar Sohani F
5th Oct 2010 (#)

The 3 aspects of a person isnt it body, a soul, & a Spirit rather than a body, soul and mind?

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