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.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
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.
We are made of aware of the passage of time in the media and just within our own bodies. The flashing light on the screen indicates how long I’ve spent being constructive or wasting time on solitaire games. My body tells me that it has been too long since I ate, or exercised or slept. The grey hairs and wrinkles indicate the passage of time however much I may want to deny them.
I believe Every time we approach God we must re-evaluate what we believe. Belief is not static, it is a deliberate choice that we make each time we commune with Him, often we might quote, Yes, Lord, I believe but help me when I do not believe (paraphrased)Mark 9:24 What do I believe today? I…