Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A Higher Calling

By Lucy Wall

It would seem that the year 2016 was a very interesting one for politics and global unrest. As a result I began to see many heated debates and extremely ugly arguments appearing on social media, sometimes even amongst Christians. It was this that inspired me to write my poem.

My prayer is that the poem can encourage us all to pray for our leaders just like the Bible exhorts us to do in 2 Timothy 2:1-2 where it says,

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

I also hope it can encourage us to keep our eyes on Jesus regardless of what our own political persuasions might be. As Psalm 133:1 says,

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"