A Higher Court

Anneta Pinto

“And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?” (Luke 18:7)

Jesus shares a parable with his disciples regarding a persistent widow. This widow had been treated unfairly by someone. She persistently went to the Judge and insisted that he gave her justice against her enemy. The Judge initially refuses to listen to the woman and admits that he did not fear God or man. “yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.” (Luke 18:5)

Jesus draws a parallel to what the unjust judge says and to our father who is the Righteous Judge. In essence, if even an unjust judge would heed an old woman’s persistence, and give her justice from her enemies, how much more will our own father who is the righteous judge give us justice? “I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8)

Jesus shares this story to assure us that God is not slow to answer when we pray. Although the answers to our prayers may at times seem delayed; God will answer. This is why God tells us to not avenge ourselves but to leave vengeance to him. “Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.” (Deuteronomy 32:35)

Our justice systems are at times corrupt and in many organisations systems that are set up to ensure that people are treated fairly don’t always work. Let us take our complaint to a higher court of heaven and watch God vindicate.


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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