I Believe in Jesus
This is a poem I wrote for North Church in Oklahoma City. They are doing a series this month called “I Believe” and commissioned four pieces for it: I Believe in Jesus, I Believe in Satan, I Believe in Scripture, I Believe in People.
It’s been an interesting journey, writing these pieces, because I wanted to add an edge and provocativeness to seemingly simple statements of faith.
This first one, “I Believe in Jesus”, is an unabashed confession and passionate profession about who I believe Jesus to be. I actually wrote an entirely different piece before penning this one. The original was about the confession itself and how, from a young age, many of us have said those words only to have them fade and dilute through time. However, with this piece, I decided to affirm the listener into a mighty view of Jesus causing them to reconcile their, perhaps, poor view.
I hope you enjoy.