Fresh Hope – 31st July 2019

One of my favourite films growing up was The Princess Diaries. 

It’s a story of an ordinary teenager who finds out she is a princess. Upon learning she is royalty, she has ‘Princess lessons’ to learn how to look, speak and act like a royal. It was an outward transformation to reflect and honour her stature.  

1 Peter 2:9 says But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellences of him who called you out of darkness into marvellous light.  

Like many royals, and the girl in Princess Diaries, they are royal by birth. Royal by blood.  

Like you and I. 

Romans 8:17 says ‘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.’ 

We are not royal because of who we are, we are royal because of who we belong to.  

When they are surrounded by non-royals, the Royal family follow many rules to make sure that their behaviour, appearance and attitude is always honouring to their position. Their every action is scrutinized by the public or the press so they endeavour to remain respectful to their royal appointment.  

We spend a lot of our days surrounded by non-Christians. Is our behaviour honouring of our royal appointment? Are our words those of Jesus, making people feel valued, loved and respected?  

The beauty of being royal by birth means that no matter where they go wrong, they still have ‘royal blood’. No matter where we have gone wrong in life, we are still covered by royal blood.  

Be secure in who you belong to, honour the stature we have been given and walk out the truth that you are royal.  

 

Fiona Geary

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