BARELY a week goes by without a news headline causing consternation around the world.
Many of these items feature one of the same few people who can affect dramatically the lives of each of the 7.6 billion of us living on planet Earth.
Sometimes they are connected to events that have already happened and which are shown to us in graphically gruesome detail. Other times they feature what might happen, which is often far scarier than what has taken place.
Who would think that such an innocuous word as ‘button’ could conjure up images of the unthinkable?
We are all citizens of Earth but feel helpless to do anything, unless we happen to be a top political leader!
Christians have another aspect, for the Bible tells them “our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ”. [Philippians 3:20]
This is no ‘head in the sand’ cop out, as the Bible says what Christians can do, which is to pray “for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” [1 Timothy 2:2]
The power of prayer should never be dismissed as an irrelevance!
After the busiest season of the year for local churches things are getting back to an ordinary routine, which includes regular prayer meetings, and these do include prayer for people “who are in authority” at every level, including, very importantly, our own local councils.
By Rob Greenman,