Jubilee

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.

The Queen

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 

www.laughingwithtom.co.uk


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About laughingwithtom

Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom. He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more. Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’ Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty. Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious. Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores. www.laughingwithtom.co.uk
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