The King of Australia.
I love australia. Not enough to get a southern cross tatt, but i love this country and its people. But you know what would make it better?
If God was its king.
If Jesus was our lord.
If we lived and breathed the holy spirits comfort and power.
Stare back into history and watching Israel brings a strangely awkward discomfort to the stomach. Arguably the greatest civilization on the planet. Went from enslaved indentured servants, to a nation that was awed by its contemporaries. Because GOD REIGNED.
As God was allowed to lead his people more, his people thrived alongside. Riches, wisdoms, victories, diplomatic successes. Israel was by no means perfect, but as their leaders listened to God more and more, they were transformed into a greater national community.
Is Australia led by God – NOPE.
But what would happen if our leaders listened to God more often.
A God all about the broken and vulnerable. All about justice (just as) it is supposed to be. A God who is holy (perfect relationality) and incredibly good at communicating what he means.
I want to live in that Australia. I want to live in that world.