by Kelly Pelton (written 10 Oct 2020)

He said, "Women just want to take over"
more times than I can enumerate,
as though men haven't controlled the world stage
for all of human history to date:

controlled, not shared, the power in the world,
and sadly, Christians have followed suit
in my lifetime, and much of church history,
rendering Jesus' teachings almost moot

that greatness is made in the serving
and not in the scrambling to be the first.
Our peace comes from trusting God's sovereignty,
not gaining the power for which we thirst.

Why don't we focus on edifying
the body of Christ with all of our gifts,
giving control to the Holy Spirit 
who through each believer the church uplifts?