“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
Welcome to the Soulwinnersr.us website. If you’ve been like me you’re almost obsessed with everything royal in the last couple of weeks since the death of Queen Elizabeth of England. Monday morning I woke up at 3 AM and didn’t realize that Queen Elizabeth’s two funeral services and three elaborate processions were starting before 6 AM EST due to the five-hour time difference.
I watched the first procession from Westminster Hall where the queen lay in state, to Westminster Abbey for the main big funeral. Then there was the procession through the streets of London.
I then went to visit a friend, and together we watched the hearse procession to Windsor Castle about twenty-four miles away. As they approached the castle they slowed down to an elaborate walking parade march about two and one/half miles up the hill to the castle. A second funeral service was held there at St. Georges Chapel.
The regal nature of the Queen and her heirs was on full display up to and during the funeral services and walking processions. Leaders from all over the world came to pay their respects.
Many stories are told and videos are made of the Queen and her royal family, and how in awe most people are of them. I just watched a video of Prince William and Kate with an unannounced visit to a British radio station. One disc jockey knew about the visit, but others did not. Their jaws dropped when the royals entered the room.
Dee laughs at my almost obsession the last couple of weeks reading about and watching royal family events. I knew about the royal family—everyone does. But I never knew the royal family as I do after the last couple of weeks. I’ve learned some of the good, the bad, and the ugly happenings of their lives.
I go back and forth from thinking that the whole nature of British royalty is lavish “pomp and circumstance”—to wondering what it would be like to live as they do.
Well, as Christians, we don’t need to envy the royal heirs, as we don’t need to envy heads of state, and other well-known rich celebrities and sports stars. God’s word clearly states why in Galatians 4:4-7:
“When the time came to completion, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying “Abba, Father! So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then God has made you an heir.”Can you take it in? We are, as Christians, royal heirs to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. We will one day live in a mansion and a city that makes Buckingham Palace and London look puny. You can read all about them in John 14 and Revelation 21.
Until I see you next time keep sharing the wonderful love of Jesus,