So we have reached the end of a week long celebration of the Jubilee.
People have once again packed out streets to celebrate the Queens 60 years reign.
As I watched the flotilla of boats sail down the River Thames on TV, I questioned whether the Queen ever gets bored at these events? Does she ever dream of kicking back at the palace with her bear-feet slippers on, popcorn on the thrones arm rest, two corgies on her lap and repeat episodes of ‘Friends’ on the TV.
I can just imagine her calling to Philip at regular intervals. ‘More popcorn Philip!’
Nonetheless, Jubilee isn’t anything new – Around the year 1300 (As told by Wikipedia so could well be wrong!), a jubilee was a special celebration, every 25 or 50 years, where families gathered, slaves and prisoners were set free, debts were repaid and they celebrated the fact that God had forgiven them for what they had done wrong. It was about celebrating God’s reign over the earth and his love for his people.
As we celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth over this country, let’s remember that ultimately there is a King who reigns over the whole earth. This King wasn’t given a throne and a crown of Gold but instead, he was nailed to cross and given a crown of thorns. This King did not come to be served, but to serve himself.
His name is Jesus Christ and he is King over all. I’ve chosen to make him King of my life. He’s in the driving seat. He has the power. I’ve made a personal commitment to follow him, to submit to his leadership and his authority. I’ve never regretted that decision.
There’s a lot of respect to be given to our Queen, but there’s so much more deserved by Jesus who sacrificed himself for our benefit. So that we could connect with our creator, our sustainer and our heavenly Father God. That’s the kind of King that I’m willing to serve.
Jesus is my King, my authority and my friend. He is worthy of praise.
How about you?
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* Apologies for this late blog – the internet here crashed and so we couldn’t upload on time