The 12 Days of Christmas Day 12
Twelve Drummers Drumming
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, twelve drummers drumming. Those eleven Pipers Pipping gave us twelve things to believe about God. These drummers keep us marching to the beat of the gospel. And if we hear a different drummer with a different beat, then we’ll recognize the difference before it’s too late.
This was written before there were real denominations and difference in churches so when the creed mentions the name “Catholic” it’s referring to the one true church of all places.
The Bible says, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy”
1 Peter 2:9-10
The Apostles Creed was meant to protect us, not to part us. These beliefs define us at our core. There are all sorts of things that define our circumference, but these things lay at the very center of our lives. This is the God that we celebrate on this 12th day of Christmas or on Old Christmas.