Why is it that we so love stories about fairytale kingdoms, castles, horse drawn buggies (well, I guess they’re called carriages in jolly Old England) and heroes on horseback?
If you don’t believe me, just look at the throngs of people lining the streets when a royal wedding is going on.
I think Americans are even more enamored by the pomp and circumstance. We don’t really have anything to compare to it here, except maybe a presidential inauguration and even that doesn’t captivate the way a royal affair does. The Kennedy family used to be our “royal family”, but that doesn’t even hold true anymore. The Kennedy’s, sadly, have kind of faded into the background.
The idea of a tiny kingdom with kings, queens and maidens conjures up all kinds of neat stories about love and life. Somebody is always talking to a mirror and being saved from an evil stepmother.
I can imagine the old doublewide sitting upon a hill so chill (that’s fairytale language) with a moat and a drawbridge. In this story, it would have to be expanded to include a dungeon and a tower. All fairytale doublewides have to have that to even qualify.
Can you imagine the Queen of England living in a doublewide… It would have to have a big ol wooden deck on the front where she could wave to the crowds.
Anyway, back to our story. The doublewide husband would have to ride everywhere on horseback and fight dragons and such.
I really like the part about being part of a royal family. You get to make decrees and everything!
You know what’s cool? We really are part of a royal family. Christians are part of God’s royal family. The Bible says we are a royal priesthood.
I love that – being in a royal family. No matter what goes on around us, we know that we’re in this world but not of it. That means we’re not limited by what’s going on around us. The world may seem to be in bad shape sometimes, but it doesn’t define those who are in Gods family.
I hope that encourages you! Get into God’s Word and find out what it says about you. You’ll find out a lot more truth about who you are in God’s royal family and just what that truly means. Don’t worry – you qualify even if you don’t have a doublewide.
Too funny! Queen Elizabeth waving to her subjects from the deck of her royal double wide made me laugh out loud ?. Sometimes our royal standing with God takes just such imagination to believe.
Ginny – I can imagine the Queen walking out with Prince Phillip beside her!?
Yes, we have to use our imagination to see ourselves as God sees us!
Your Kingdom talk absolutely inspires me! I’m thankful we’re in the same royal family. 🙂 Merry Christmas!
awwww – me too, Cathy!
I love this one too, Connie! Your posts always make me smile. Love you, friend.