Like the designs of many civilizations, the knotwork of the Celts are noted for their intricate designs created from an unbroken line.
One of these designs, which is well-known, includes three loops and is known as the triquetera or trinity knot. There is one loop each for God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit, while in truth there is only one continuous line. To me it ties in with the well-known quote from Revelations, “I am the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end.” At the same time the continuity reflects ahead to eternity and eternal life.
When we think about life we normally see it with a distinct beginning and ending. ‘We are born, but to die,’ that sort of thing. In my classes I teach about the Family Life Cycle. When you map out a family’s cycle you see that “ideal families” go through a pattern of connected loops growing out of each other. Each individual has an end at death but when the cycle works the family does not end.
God is beyond even that, though. From the very beginning (the Alpha) God, Jesus and the Spirit were all present and will remain so forever. What better family to be a part of than God’s family? Unbeknownst to us, we were a part of God’s family from before we were conceived. Like teens, most of us stray away from the family at some point, but through accepting the grace of God in the sacrifice of Jesus we are welcomed back home for good!