You have probably heard, you would have had to of tried not to, but a new future king was born last week. I have to admit, I got a little caught up in all the excitement. It also got me thinking about how this tiny baby has no idea who he is, or what he is to become. Prince George, for all he knows, is just an average baby. He cries when he is hungry, cries when he is tired and cries when he needs a change of pants. Besides crying and doing the things that he is crying about, he doesn’t do much of anything. He is a normal baby – he just happened to be born into a Royal Family. As he grows up, he will learn he is heir to the throne and live a life that will be anything but normal.
Chances are you are pretty much a normal, ordinary person. There is nothing wrong with that, if it wasn’t for us ordinary people there would be no way of detecting extraordinary people. There are many ways we judge someone as extraordinary. Some because they appear on screens and are very good at pretending to be someone they aren’t, and some because they can throw a ball through a hoop better than most of us. Others are seen as such because they are good at popularity contests, and we vote for them. There are those who put in hard work, capitalize on their God-given talents and with a bit of luck, find themselves making famous contributions to the betterment of the human race. Then, some are just born to extraordinary parents.
Do you want to be royalty? Do you want to be heir to a vast kingdom? If the answer is “yes”, I have great news. Some of you already are and are just living out this life in unspectacular but obedient fashion. For the rest of you, there is still a chance to be born into the Royal Family; or should I say – born again. Jesus came to Earth so that we could be part of the family; we just have to accept the invitation. Being born again gives us all the rights and privileges of being a family member – without the scrutiny that comes with being famous.
The promise is real; it is repeated several times throughout the New Testament. My favourite is Romans 8:16-18 which tells us we are joint heirs with Christ, and that this present suffering is nothing compared to the glory that is to come. Sure, we may seem like just ordinary people, but we are Royal Priesthood; we are extraordinary. Not because we can memorize lines, bounce a ball or rally constituents. It doesn’t even matter if anyone will remember our contributions after we die; though if we are living right, we will make many marks that leave this world better than we found it.
We can all be Royalty, we just have to be born to the Father.