Please permit me a blog post of a personal nature without the need to provide advice about something or to expound on a religious topic.
During a discussion with one of my customers and his wife, I mentioned my Blog “I Believe”. Thinking he might stump me, he asked me to briefly state my beliefs. I responded with the Apostles Creed which begins, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord....”. As I got into the Creed, he and his wife both joined me as we ended the Creed with, “... the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting”. The three of us laughed and parted as brothers and sisters in Christ. As they walked away, I thought, “Why had that Creed popped into my head so quickly?” As I pondered this, I began to understand the legacy of my many years in the
(now the United Methodist). The constant and often boring repetition of certain portions of the service were silently criticized by us young folks. “I get nothing out of saying those things. I know them by heart and could say them in my sleep.” What seemed terribly old fashioned then served the real purpose of cementing them and their message in my mind and heart. Methodist Church
I attend a local
and always leave the service with a sincere feeling of having worshiped God and having been filled with the Holy Spirit through the music and the inspired message of our pastor. Baptist Church