I seriously cannot get enough of this royal wedding business. And, clearly, I’m not alone.
True, I’m a self-confessed Anglophile (have loved all things British as far back as I can remember and do, in fact, have English blood–my maiden name was very English–and for some reason, I seem to identify with this part of my heritage the most). I totally geeked out over William and Kate’s nuptials. I love Kate. But . . .there was something so different about Harry and Meghan’s wedding. Yes, there is the obvious: they broke tradition (and she is AMERICAN!). But, I think what we all witnessed, what we all felt were two things: 1. True Love 2. A real-life fairytale.
I mean Elton John might as well have broken out into “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” because across the ocean, through the TV, tucked up at 5 am in my Amerian home I could feel the love. The love they have for each other as well as the love of God that was evident in the service. It was palpable. It was sweet. It was gentle. It was beautiful. It made us all cheer, cry and catch our breath.
We loved watching a real-life fairytale unfold before our very eyes.
A Princess story.
Of course, we are enchanted . . .
We witnessed history in the making. A British Prince and a mixed American commoner. A service that was traditional and modern. Stuffy and soulful. Holy and Happy.
The glorious gospel shared freely and boldly in St. George’s Chapel and to billions around the globe. Did this message make you want to cheer too?
I read a post, the day after the wedding, where a writer was saying that she understands why so many of us are so caught up in it all. But … perhaps we should be caught up in our own marriages and relationships. In creating our own romance. I don’t disagree. But I’d argue her point a bit…. Our eyes were, simply, arrested by the beauty. Our hearts felt the living love.
Yet, no doubt, it is a bit of an escapism that leaves us all with a bit of longing. Longings are very individual and specific. And, also, might I add, very much the same. You may long to find your true love, while, I may long for things to be the way they once were. Longing it seems is quite specifically related to what seems out of our reach. What we have known. What we have lost. What we have been waiting for. What we have never known. Yet, the longing that is very much the same for each human heart is that of a longing for a forever love.
And, could it be that we are so enchanted with royalty because WE ARE ROYALTY?
Sons and Daughters of the King.
A bridegroom that is ravished with our beauty.
“For your royal Bridegroom is ravished by your beautiful brightness.
Bow in reverence before him, for he is your Lord!” – Psalm 45:11 TPT
When we are born again into the family of God, we are adopted into the Royal Family. Our hearts were made for true love and fairytales, Lovely One. Perhaps, we long for beauty because this is the way life was supposed to be. Like a fairytale. Seen. Known. Loved. Forever.
Maybe you need a reminder today . . .
You are a daughter of the King of Kings!
You have a bridegroom who is ravished with your beauty!
Let’s carry on with our everyday remembering that true love and dreams coming true are for you and me and everyone.
Buy yourself some flowers, spend time gazing into your loved one’s eyes, tell the good Lord your longings (He is listening) and remember that you are beloved.
AND…sidenote…were you not taken by Meghan’s mother? What a lady. Sitting strong, on her own, amoung the Queen, watching her dauther become part of a Royal family in a foriegn country. Wow! And of course, we all had Princess Diana on our minds. How proud. How happy she would be. Moms–our messy, repetitive everydays are not about us…they are about who we are raising. Carry on, Dear Mothers. Raise strong, empathetic, loving and kind humans for you never know the influence they may, one day, have.