For the world at large
or the world at small
convivial places are not so common
as we all
would like them to be,
though the patrons of corner watering holes would
beg to differ.
or hear about
nations at war with their own people,
where shifting political and financial fortunes
leave a few men in dubious authority while families seek in vain
for solid ground.
Is our future so bleak as the daily news would lead us to believe?
Would the privities shared between a few power brokers determine our future?
Is there another way to live that circumvents
the schemes of morally bereft leaders?
We have a representative who truly advocates for us.
He proved His moral authority and leadership by His literal sacrifice on our behalf.
Jesus Christ has already fought and won our battles for us.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. Instead, we have one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet he never sinned.
Hebrews 4:15 International Standard Version (ISV)
© Joel Tipple
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I agree with your thoughts, but I know it’s hard for most people to bring that all together. Jesus is our advocate, yet people are still at odds. He came as the Prince of Peace, yet nations are still at war — even “Christians” fighting other “Christians.”
Some folks who sing “What a friend we have in Jesus…” still feel lonely because He’s somewhere in the atmosphere of their understanding, but not settled in their hearts. But when we invite Him in, THEN that whole out-of-focus picture comes clear.