Today you will be challenged. Today I believe we have reached the core of the creed. The core of our belief, and in our times, perhaps the most controversial statement.
The power of repeating the words in the creed is manifest in two ways.
Walking to church on a beautiful Sunday morning.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
Walking with God is sometimes difficult.
Walking with God is often amazing.
Walking with God brings results.
My epiphany from yesterday.
Take of your sandals for this is holy ground
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son
How important is a name? It is our identity. In a roomful of chattering teachers we will hear and pick out our name mentioned above other words. When people we admire call us by name it gives us a lift. When we receive letters or e-mails or cards even notes addressed to us it makes us feel wanted, special. It builds up a relationship between ourselves and the one addressing us.
God: Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient formed our world. After each achievement He “saw that it was good” until the last when he formed man. Then He saw that all He had formed was “very good”.
By the power and humility of the cross I can now call on El Shaddai as Adonai – God my creator becomes my Lord and Father.