Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas Tree

By Lucy Wall

It was the week before Christmas in 2010 and my Pastor gave a teaching on the Sunday morning about two trees. He compared the tree in the garden of Eden to the tree that Jesus Christ was nailed to. It was a wonderful teaching and I found myself being inspired to write a poem also comparing two trees but for my poem I decided I would compare the well known image of the Christmas tree with the less romantic vision of the Cross. I really enjoyed writing this poem and I don ’t think I’ll ever look at a Christmas tree in the same way again!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Unto You

By Lucy Wall

I’m sure many Christians know what a struggle it can be working in a very secular environment. A job in Performing Arts can certainly bring it’s challenges as well as blessings. However, even if we work within the Church or an area of ministry, there will always be battles to face and spiritual warfare to endure. After all, this world is not our home!

It was during a particularly troublesome time at work when I was being persecuted for my faith that I wrote “Unto You.” This poem is really a prayer that came from my heart one evening as I was giving the concerns and frustrations I was experiencing in my workplace over to the Lord.