Posted by Pete Short on 09/11/2016 10:05


Sometimes when we are really close to something it can look huge.

If you get too close to the telly, all you can see is the pixels and not the picture.


This morning we have all woken up (or stayed up) to hear about the new president of the United States. There seems to be a whole jumble of fact, opinion, speculation, lies, superlative, and mistrust being banded around every different source of media. I don’t like it.


Of course it is important to be invested in the decisions which will shape our futures, but we need to get it into perspective.


In the beginning God created

The heavens

And the earth

The earth was formless

And void

And darkness

Was over the surface of the deep.

And the spirit of God was over the waters

And God said:

“Let there be light”


Everything that exists today is here because God created it.

The place we hold within the universe is tiny in comparison to all that God has created.



But, God is uniquely interested in our human lives. He cares about each and every person. And that’s why we should pray for those that lead us.


First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)


Lets all commit to doing two things today:

-          Lets worship the King of Kings, the one who flung stars into space. He is bigger than anything else we can ever imagine.

-          Lets pray for our leaders, that their influence will be blessed by God and used in line with Gods heart of compassion.


 Song for the week:

You spread out the skies – Chris Tomlin


If any of this has grabbed your interest and you want to chat about it, then you can reach me on Twitter @peterjshort. I’d love to hear from you. 


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