Posted by Alan Lukabyo 1 year ago.
Last Saturday night saw the least surprising election result in the state’s history. The consensus long before election day was that Labor could not avoid defeat. The public was disillusioned with the way they had been leading our state.
What should we expect now? As the saying goes, ‘No matter who you vote for, a politician gets in!’ For all their noble aspirations politicians are subject to the same weaknesses, temptations and vanities as the rest of us. Their task is to lead us by serving (which is why senior politicians are called ‘ministers’), though their service is always imperfect. They face particular pressures – none of us has to wake up each day knowing there’s a ‘shadow minister’ whose main job is to scrutinise and discredit us.
How should Christians respond? Although each of us was committed to a particular candidate or party in casting our vote, our vision is a larger one. Paul writes: I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. We pray for our state leaders, because we want our state as a place where the gospel is heard and Jesus is honoured, regardless of who’s in power.
7:30pm till 9:30pm
4:00pm till 5:00pm @ St Andrew's church hall
Art and craft program for children 5-10 years old. A gospel message is included. Contact the church office for details
7:30pm till 9:30pm @ venue to be advised
Contact Andrew McL for details