Our Fairytale

My favorite picture of the wedding…check out the flower girl to the left!


I know I’ve already chimed in on the Royal Wedding, but honestly, I had no idea how much I would love it!  Even at 27, I just can’t get enough of a good fairytale.  I love what Nina wrote in her blog on Friday:

“Loved it. Loved the dress, the hats, the boys choir, the carriage, the titles, the lack of last name…Most of all loved the fervent celebration. We are a people hungry to celebrate something beautiful and full of promise, are we not?”

We live for the happily ever after, and on Friday, we watched it unfold right before our eyes.  What girl doesn’t dream of one day becoming a princess?  Which one of us, at one time or another, didn’t dream about hopping across the pond to marry William or Harry? Or maybe that was just me…

But here’s the thing, all of itthe prince, the jewels, the gowns, the palaces, the royal title, the polo matches, and the fabulous hats doesn’t even come close to the inheritance that we are eligible for in Christ.

I just love the Princess Diaries movies.  In part 2, one of my favorite parts is when the Princess is parading through Genovea and she stops to see a little girl from the orphanage and declares that all of them can be princesses for the day.  I cry almost every time, because it’s just a tiny glimpse of God’s adoption and unfailing love for us.  I love how for the first time ever, these children are acknowledged, appreciated, and rejoiced over; much like what God does for us.

So as the buzz over the new Duke & Duchess rolls on, and the world continues to rejoice in the beauty and promise of their modern-day fairy tale, remember your fairytale too.  “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God” (1 Peter 2:9).

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”
Ephesians 1:18-19 (NIV)