This morning, during Morning Prayer, I will recite the Apostle’s Creed. This means I will start off with the words I believe. This beginning, this personal pronoun, and action verb join together to form a commitment, a ground of being for me.
As a man, fully human, Jesus had beliefs, he had beliefs that anchored him to his mission. He had beliefs he proclaimed with a confidence greater than mere certainty. Jesus as God, fully divine, brought faith to humanity that would become the essence, the foundation, the ultimate truth upon which we could make the statement, “I believe.”
Amen, Amen, Jesus says when he speaks about the relationship he as the Son has with his Father. Amen, Amen, Jesus says when he speaks about life and death, about the reality of the resurrection and lies beyond. Amen, Amen, Jesus says, and so I believe.
Today I will seek to do my best to live in this world. I will struggle with own nature. I will seek to do my part in the regularity of this life. I will seek the presence of my Lord and strive to find as much time as I can to give God my thoughts and prayers. Amen, Amen, I will hope to say because of what God, what Jesus, has said to me this morning.