I’m a big royals fan!
When photos of Queen Elizabeth or any of her grandkids (or great-grandkids) pop up on my screen, I usually take a few seconds to read about the events and look at the pics, as if I have some kind of connection with them.
Due to their placement in their culture and life, they hold a special significance. Queens, princes, princess, duchesses, and dukes. The titles alone place them in a realm above the regular average Jane on the street. I love watching how the Dukes and Duchesses walk near the regular folks on the streets and talk with the children…and how the faces of the commoners beam with smiles from the select attention of a royal.
What an even more precious awareness we have as children of the eternal God!
The one who created the universe, spoke the sea into existence, and folded the land into its shape, should inspire our awe and wonder, yet to an even greater degree than our earthly royals, Christ didn’t just walk near the commoners, he walked among us. He put on human flesh and lived as one who hadn’t known the splendor of Heaven and the power of all creation. He comforted the wounded, wept for the broken, and loved the unlovely…and then, in an act of divine beauty and pain, the Prince of Heaven took on our sin to give us his future.
His life, death, resurrection, and ascension secured the hope that commoners have ready access to the throne room of heaven…and not only THAT, we are seen as having royal blood now.
Because of the sacrifice Christ made for us, his royal status has transferred to his kids so that we have access to Heaven! And, as prince and princesses ourselves, we have been given the opportunity to weep with the broken, comfort the wounded, and love the unlovely, allowing others to ‘see’ the love of a King through us.