Peterborough Salvation Army

With heart to God and hand to man


Photo of MiaHi, so as you all now know, I’m Mia. I am 16 years old, and currently studying my A-levels at The Kings School. I’ve been coming to the army ever since I can remember, and since then it has really opened up many opportunities for me, the major one being presented with the chance to take up music, and in particular the cornet. I can still remember my first cornet lesson with Rod all those years ago, and especially that fact that mum was very proud of me for remembering that, generally, that there are four beats in a bar.

Since then I have reached grade 7 on the cornet, which has been a major achievement in my life, and as well go on to conduct the YP band numerous times. Growing up, I have felt that music has been the best way for me to express my love for God, as I believe it to be a simple, yet powerful thing, which I’m most comfortable with.

Currently, my favourite subject at school is psychology. I thoroughly enjoy it for many reasons, one of which is seeing how people think, act and react to certain situations. It allows me to essentially see the world through their eyes, and see the reasons why they respond to different things, differently to other people. From this, it links well with one of my favourite songs called ‘Through Heavens Eyes’, from the musical The Prince of Egypt, which is about the story of Moses. In this song, it talks about how instead of looking at problems and situations through the eyes of man, we should look and approach them by looking through heavens eyes, through Gods eyes. The chorus goes:

‘So how can you see what your life is worth
Or where your value lies?
You can never see through the eyes of man
You must look at your life
Look at your life through heaven's eyes’

I have found this to be very helpful in times of need in my life, as it allows me to do what I feel is best, and do what God would want me to do. It has allowed me to do things for myself, not for my friends, my family, but for me, and for God. Seeing people in the way they act in today’s society, moulded and controlled by whatever the latest trend is, or whatever is considered ‘cool’, shows how we can lose touch with not only ourselves, but with God. It shows we can easily lose our way and let others control our future. Psychology helps people to know this. It helps them know that whatever they may be going through, they are the only ones that are in control, and through God’s help you can achieve anything, as stated in Philippians 4:13.

‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’.

This verse I feel, can really help people to know that no matter what life may throw at you big or small, through believing and following God, you can really go on to achieve great things, and for me, that starts with becoming a senior soldier today.