It’s a glorious time in our calendar – reflecting an event that changed the course of world history – the birth of Jesus. An appropriate season for believers to re-affirm their faith – and when those not yet convinced often decide to ‘look into it’.

Here’s a ‘personal’ creed – you may like to ‘adopt’ it this Christmas-time:

I believe in Jesus Christ, and in the wonder of the gospel which broke into the world at Bethlehem.

I believe in the One whose spirit dignified an obscure town in Judea, and who still brings transformation to people the world over.

I believe in the One who found no room in the crowded inn, and sadly reflect that often my heart still prefers to exclude Him from my life.

I believe in the One whose cradle was a cattle trough, whose life was lived among ordinary people, and who was largely ignored by earth’s rulers and celebrities.

I believe in the One who proclaimed the invincible love of God, who looked at people through eyes of compassion, and who lifted human weakness up to meet the strength of God

I believe in my everlasting need of God – the need of forgiveness for my selfishness and greed; the need for new life in my empty soul; the need for His burning love when my heart grows cold.

I believe in a God who gave the very best – His only Son. I believe Bethlehem’s gift was given for me, for you and for all the world…

Have a wonder-filled Christmas !