“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own
possession, so that you may proclaim the
praises of the One who called you out of
darkness into His marvelous light.”
I Peter 2:9
With all the attention being paid this
week to the birth of William and Kate’s new
son, I could not help several lines of
thought I wanted to share this week.
First of all, how sad it has become in
our world today that God’s gift of every
precious child is not deemed just as important as the “royal” baby. Before this
child ever saw the light of day, he was the
subject of close following as it should be.
How ironic that we try so hard to justify not
acknowledging an unborn child’s existence
until we decide they are “wanted”. The
culture of death, abortion has created,
absolutely destroys the sanctity of every
human life. Father, forgive us!
Second, the contrast between the
attention paid to the most important birth in
the history of the world – that of our Lord
Jesus Christ – and the attention paid to the
birth of the “royal” baby reminds me of how
great and gracious our Lord truly is! The
King of Kings and Lord of Lords was born
not in plush surroundings but in a feeding
trough in a stable. He was born not to a
prince and a princess, but to a common
couple of meager means. His birth was
not celebrated by the aristocracy but by
the meek and lowly and outcast. He was
born to all, not just to a few.
Finally, I’ve been reminded that William and Kate’s new son has been born to
earthly privileges most of us will never
know. But, as Followers of Christ, as
those eternally loved and forgiven, we are
more privileged than that child could ever
be. He is third in line to the throne, but as
Christians, we are children of the King
Himself (Galatians 3:26). Our inheritance
far exceeds his because in Christ we have
“an inheritance that can never perish, spoil
or fade – kept in heaven for you” (I Peter
1:4). Our culture defines us by our title,
our possessions, our achievements. Our
Heavenly Father defines us purely by His
love for us.
You are a Child of The King! Never
forget it! Live up to it! We bring joy to His
heart and a smile to His face when we do.
See you Sunday. Invite a friend.
Expect God to work supernaturally!
Only by His grace,