As the royal wedding hype of the now, His and Her Royal Highness begins to wind down, I must admit that I was on every web page looking for every possible detail of the dress, and fascinated with which tiara she would wear. I even set my alarm so that I could get up at 5:30 a.m. to see the car procession to the church and watch her exit the car. I was so excited about the wedding not just because she was a twist to the monarch but because of the love that they seem to have for each other. I love seeing people in love and lasting love. It gives me hope, and admiration for those who are lucky enough to find it. I will keep them in my prayers that their marriage is never-ending and filled with respect, honor, and perseverance as the now reigning Queen has had.
All of this excitement and joy that I feel for another who is walking into royalty is the same joy we should all have for each believer. As I grow in knowledge of the Lord and seek to do His will, which is not only a daily renewal but moment by moment (help me, Jesus!) I realize that we are royalty. While I watched the wedding I remembered, “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory” (Romans 8:17, NIV). We are (re)born into the bloodline of royalty! That is so much better than marriage because the bloodline can never be denied (or divorced). Amen!
We may not have the diamond tiara’s or noticeable ranks at the moment but our crowns are waiting for us. In James 1:12, NIV says clearly, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” A promise from the Lord for those who love Him. Even through the setbacks that we may have while we are here, we are to walk in the power of the Lord, in our rightful places as heirs to the throne of God. Often times we allow the devil to shake our faith, and remind us of our past, and our statuses here and now but, this is only for an appointed time. We can take nothing with us, not the ranks we have here, not the number of Twitter followers, nothing. So let us pray for each other, that we remember that our goal is to please our Father so that we can wear our crowns of glory, and put aside the earthly titles and statuses.