"Over the Christmas period, like many others, I was praying for governments around the world, -particularly in connection with the Trump Inauguration and the divisions in that country and the continuing Brexit situation in Europe. As I was praying the prophecy in Isaiah about what true government really is came clearly to thought, and the following poem was the result!
“The government shall be upon His shoulder.”
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
The promise given long ago
is still intact today;
The promise of a government
that holds eternal sway.
“The government shall be” it says,
“Upon his shoulder” – strong;
A government that’s “Wonderful” -
that banishes all wrong.
A “Counsellor” providing good;
“The mighty God” in action;
Our “everlasting Father” – Love,
dissolving fear and faction.
“The Prince of Peace” – such powerful words -
A global world embracing;
a presence that unites and heals
the rifts mankind is facing.
This promise comes to us each day,
Untouched by fraught elections;
The mighty government of God
in loving, calm perfection.