LARRY NORMAN AND THE POLITICIANS

Back in 1972, Larry Norman, a Christian singer songwriter was pioneering modern Christian music. He was also given to writing lyrics that have stood the test of time. In his song “The Great American Novel”, he sings...

“The politicians all make speeches while the news men all take note,
And they exaggerate the issues as they shove them down our throats;
Is really up to them whether this country sinks or floats?
Well I wonder who would lead us, if none of us would vote?”

I loved that last line. Years ago I recited it to a wise older person. They hated it. “That would be pure anarchy then - everyone for themselves, what nonsense!”

I don’t know - part of me still really resonates strongly with that last line!

As today’s New Zealand political events unfold, and the global political canvas is equally fraught, I’m reminded that God is indeed God and that nothing surprises Him. Can I encourage us to pray for our leaders, local, national and global. It seems that humankind has not changed since Larry Norman wrote his song, or even since King David sang his heart out in the Psalms. We need help. Thank God that He took matters into His own hands, sent his Son, and that He is going to return - soon.

LARRY NORMAN