May 31, 2012

Affirmation of Faith: Psalm 20

Here’s an affirmation of faith inspired by Psalm 20.  It was written by Bruce Prewer.

Almost a Creed
(inspired by Psalm 20)

Do we believe?
Yes, in spite of ourselves, we do believe!

While some follow fad and fashion,
changing with the seasons in Paris, London and New York,
we follow the man from Nazareth.

While some put their hope in a big lotto win,
or chase profits at no matter what cost to family,
we put our hope in loving one another as our Christ has loved us.

While some may give in to a sophisticated cynicism,
or some fall into apathy or despair,
we put out faith in the God who has given us his only true son.

While some may boast of their superior education,
culture, race, or living standard,
we boast in the self-giving of that Son on a Cross.

While some try to justify themselves by prizing fame or power,
or by claiming superior morals,
we allow the grace of our Lord to Jesus to be our best prize.

Because of Jesus,
yes, we believe in the living God
by whose Holy Spirit all things are open to change and renewal.
And that includes us and the church,
thanks be to God!

— written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page.