Mar 25, 2018

Affirmation of Faith: I Believe in Jesus

Here is a two-voice “re-reading of the traditional words about Jesus in the creed with some possible alternatives.” It was posted on the New Kilpatrick Parish Church website.

I Believe in Jesus

I believe
      I awaken to
Jesus Christ
      the one who walked our earth
      and whose God-light shone through
God’s only son
      the one whose life came from the very life of God
our Lord
      our guide, our teacher, our friend
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
      whose life was an intent of God’s creative imagination
born of the Virgin Mary
      who sang love’s song at his beginning and was blessed
suffered under Pontius Pilate
      rejected by the powers of the world
was crucified
      executed by those same powers
      sharing the same death of us all
and was buried
      love had been killed
he descended to the dead
      and they thought this the end
but on the third day
      nothing could contain, bind or hold the life Jesus began
he rose again
      and the story continues to be believed
      of renewal, transformation and life again.
I believe in
      I awaken to

~ copyright © 2016 New Kilpatrick Parish Church. Posted on the New Kilpatrick Parish Church website.