I Believe

Scripture Reading

“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

John 11:27

Thought of the Day

Welcome to May. I began our “stay at home” on March 13th , which was to be precise, Friday the 13th . That was, as of today, fifty-two days ago. I have been keeping track by making marks on our pine tree in the front yard. Just kidding. I did have to find a calendar to confirm today’s date and even what day it was. As things begin to open up, please be careful, careful, careful. Slowly we can start moving back to our new normal, whatever it is. We can do it.

Back in 2000, a guy named Allen Stark wrote a little book entitled I BELIEVE. It is an interesting enough book, I guess. In it, Stark gives the reader a list of 711 things that he believes. Here are a few of his beliefs.

I believe in saying good morning to my neighbors.

I believe blueberries are the best berries.

I believe you should turn off your cell phone in church, in restaurants, at lunch, at the movies, on the golf course, and at school plays and concerts.

I believe I could survive on peanut M&M’s.

I believe that teenagers will be listening to and enjoying Jimi Hendrix for the next fifty years.

I believe that one man or woman can make a difference.

I believe that memories are treasures that are worth far more than gold.

Now we all could write such a book. Here a few things I believe.

I believe that God loves me because of who He is, not because of who I am.

I believe that love conquers all.

I believe that we can get through this pandemic together remembering to think and be considerate of others.

I know you could add a lot to this list. I encourage you to sit down and jot down a few, maybe even do it every morning. I hope and pray that you will find comfort and strength in this process. And even perhaps like me, you will think hard about surviving on peanut M&M’s.


Lord, I believe that You believe in me. Amen.

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