We are Princesses
|Prince William and Princess Kate; Royal Wedding; Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters/Landov|
We gathered our plates filled with crab quiche, fresh fruit, tossed salad, tuna in tomato cups, and made a beeline for the family room to sit amongst friends and watch the wedding of the century. Just us girls, our tea and chatter, laughter and a few tears permeated the room as we bubbled over with excitement as the recording of the wedding transported us to the steps of Westminster Abbey and into the seat of an honored guest.
Before the ceremony, we were all captivated by the fashionable, and sometimes outlandish, parade of hats entering the church.
“Oh, look at that one. I think I’d like it, but how does it stay on your head?. Isn’t that one crazy with all the stiff ribbon effects. It reminds me of a storybook character. Oooh, I really like that black and white hat. What about the pink one? And look at the Queen’s sunny yellow hat and outfit,” the girl ramblings continued until the procession of cars carrying the bridesmaids, the attendants, the parents of the betrothed, and the bride and groom motored down the street to the Abbey.
Then the moment arrived that we had all been waiting for. Kate Middleton stepped out of seclusion in her much anticipated wedding gown. Silence drifted across the room. All eyes glued on the television. When she appeared entering the car, the chatter returned.
“Oh it’s simply classic. The lace is beautiful. And look at the tiara. It’s not overdone.”
And when she stepped out of the car in front of the Abbey where we could get a better look at the dress, more dreamy comments ensued.
Earlier I had caught a glimpse of the future Duchess of Cambridge’s mother and I remarked, “Did she ever think she would raise a daughter that would become a princess?”
The magnitude of having a princess for your daughter rattled my simple mind filled only with the daily tasks it had to direct. Then the idea slowly filtered into my heart where it encountered the Holy Spirit.
“Wait a minute,” my heart skipped a beat. “We are all princesses if we believe in Jesus. He has bestowed on us the title that makes us heirs to His Father’s kingdom and members of the most royal of Royal Families.”
Just imagine standing at the entrance to heaven in the most beautiful wedding gown your dreams could imagine. In less than four minutes, you will meet your bridegroom–not just a prince or Duke but the King of Kings and His Father who will welcome you into a palatial dwelling beyond anything you could imagine. There the Royal Wedding feast of eternity will take place to rival anything you have tasted on earth.
Keeping up the proper appearance of a princess will not be a concern for you. You will have been equipped already to worship and sing praises to your Lord for all eternity.
“Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.” Psalm 45:9 NIV
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10 NIV
“What are your reactions to being God’s princess, His bride?”
Giving thanks today for simple gifts from the Lord:
559) for having been chosen to be His princess
560) for His Holy Spirit training me in the ways of His Royal Family
561) for girlfriend times while Hubby was on a men’s retreat
562) for Hubby building men fellowship and growing in the Lord
563) for the blessings flowing from Ann’s book, “One Thousand Gifts”
564) for yummy quiche and chocolate covered creme puffs (slightly frozen)
565) for straightening up the home
566) for birds morning song that fills the air with joyful music
567) for baby bird still living
568) for walks across campus in cool spring breezes
569) for abundant green leaves exploding on trees that just recently were stark brown sticks
570) for driving home up our quiet street after a long work week
571) for the sun setting later, making the day sparkle longer
I had to think the same when I sighed for the magic of a royal wedding and needed a remedy for nagging whispers of jealousy:) Thanks for echoing the truth!
What a sweet post. Thank you for reminding us that, though we may not always feel like princesses, that is just what we are in God’s kingdom. Blessings!
I’m so glad that little bird is still alive! And I am so envious of your girlfriends watching the wedding with you. Here, surrounded by the testosterone, I had no one to “ooh” and “aww” with. But I feel like I’ve just been sitting with you on the couch, savoring that yummy crab quiche!
I only just had to rearrange my train and tiara just a little to fit. 🙂
Aww… your little bird is still safe! I haven’t seen the wedding (yet), but I did see a few pictures online of the outfits and hats.
I often need reminding I’m a princess, belonging to the King, especially on very hard days. Thank you, Janis, this gives me perspective!
Janis, this is very good!!! Recently, I received a little book entitled “His Princess Bride, Love Letters from Your Prince by Sheri Rose Shepherd. It is about Jesus writing Love letters to His Princess. Your writing is a good reminder of who we are in Christ and whom we belong to. Thanks for putting Royalty in its proper place.
lovely post…sounds like you had some right royal watching. How fun!
Wow, Janis!!! What an awesome thought! I have thought of those scriptures with the idea of being a royal priesthood. But never in terms of being a princess!! How special that is! What kind of wedding gown should we wear? When we marry Christ! We are the bride of Christ!!!!!
I’m happy to have become a visitor to your great site. Only a few years ago did I find that I had a Father and that He was King! We are children of the King! Infinitely loved princes and princesses! Lets go play with Him, He’s always willing. Don’t you love it when you’re dancing with Him and He tosses you into the air? Wooo Hooo!
Thanks for your great site!
Your brother,the Prince 🙂
Misslenbuster~So glad you have the real Royal Wedding to look forward to someday. It will outshine any wedding here on earth!
Angel~Sometimes it’s so hard to tell our feelings to get in place behind His Word and what He says about us. I know I struggle with that a lot also. Always looking at the failures, but then that keeps my eyes off of Him
Ceal~Thank you for sharing about the book you are reading, “Princess Bride, Love Letters from Your Prince.” Sounds like we all need to read that book for encouragement and perspective of whose we are!
Anna~Little birdie has grown up and flown away–so fast! Just like our kids! Glad to help you realize that on every day you are His princess.
Laura~You know my house is always full of testosterone. I just got lucky? blessed because Hubby was on a retreat, oldest was buried in his video game cave, and youngest was working. A fun time with the girlfriends.
And about that tiara and train~mine always needs adjusting! Loved your fun visit.
Heart N Soul~It was a royally fun time. Thanks for visiting!
Karen~Isn’t it great how the Holy Spirit is always showing us a new perspective on God’s Word? Love you~Let’s go wedding gown shopping (LOL)
Hi Len~I’m so glad you stopped by after my visit to your post on the Royal Wedding. Dancing with the King sounds wonderful. Just imagine, I’ll have perfect rhythm them and we’ll be able to do all those fancy steps!
Thank you all for your precious comments.
From My Heart to Yours,
Loved this post Janis. And I love that I am a princess. : ) I so enjoyed watching the Royal Wedding ( LIVE!) with my friend Marcia. I remember watching the wedding of Diana and Charles so many years before. Kate’s dress was perfect. Westminster looked so unbelievably beautiful, especially with the trees (field maples that Kate arranged). And my favorite moment, was when they sang my favorite English Hymn…Jerusalem. Goosebumps still. What a great day!
I love this! It’ is true. God is the King and we are his daughters! I tell my little girl this all the time but I sometimes forget it about myself!