Do you realize that you have captured God’s heart?
“And this hope (of salvation) will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” (Romans 5:5 NLV)
I love fairy tales. Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of being a princess. I love the idea of a prince coming to the rescue of his damsel in distress, taking a lowly maiden and making her a princess.
When I was in high school, I witnessed a real life fairy tale watching the wedding of Princess Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. I was so excited for the wedding, I remember seeing Diana riding in a beautiful coach pulled by horses, walking down the long aisle of St. Paul’s Cathedral – it was all so beautiful. After the wedding Diana was a princess. It amazed me to think that someone actually would experience a life I had only ever dreamed about.
As an adult it is easy to forget about fairy tales in the midst of the craziness of life but on April 30th we got to experience a fairy tale again. The morning of the royal wedding I was so excited, I got up at 6:00 a.m. and made scones and tea. My boys thought I was crazy. I watched as Mr. Middleton gave away his daughter Kate to Prince William. That day Katherine Middleton, a commoner, married her Prince and became part of the Royal Family.
As I watched this spectacular event, I was reminded of my own real life fairy tale. Years ago I was poor and desolate; a commoner with no hope and Jesus found me! He adopted me into His royal family and now I am a daughter of the King, forever changed! I eagerly await the day when my Prince will come for me and I will live with Him forever. This is a not just a young girl’s wish but a hope that is sure.
Paul says in Romans 5:4-5 (NLV), “And this hope (of salvation) will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”
He goes on to say in verse 6-8, “When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
Are you a daughter of the King? Have you ever invited Jesus Christ into your life? It isn’t just enough to know that Jesus died on the cross for your sins. You have to receive His gift of salvation for yourself. Once you have received His gift, you are forever His child, adopted into the Royal Family! You too can look forward to the day when YOUR PRINCE will come!