by Joy Anisa
Our daughter is serving a one year mission term in London England. Upon opening a card she sent us, I noticed the words “Royal Mail” stamped on the envelope. Royal Mail!
What it is about royalty that intrigues us? Why do we relish the pomp and circumstance, the castles, the nobility, the kings, queens, and knights in shining armor? Most likely it is a lifestyle far from the ordinary existence of the commoner. It is the longing for a happily ever after. Maybe it’s wanting to be a part of something that is bigger than ourselves.
As I held that card and envelope in my hand and stared at those two words, my Heavenly Father whispered to my soul, “I have sent you royal mail, too.” Our King has sent us a most priceless collection of Royal Mail, in all 66 books of the Bible. Those letters have the power to break the chains that hold us in bondage, to turn our suffering into joy, and light our path when we cannot see.
Our King broke through the darkness and emerged with glorious light. He healed all our afflictions as He suffered everything that ails us. He left the glory of heaven and arrived as a commoner, living among everyday people. He humbled himself so we could experience the uncommon – something bigger than ourselves. Because when we believe in Him, we become part of His royal family.
Matthew Henry states, “If you sincerely believe on him, who is the promised seed, in whom all the nations of the earth were to be blessed, you therefore become the true seed of Abraham, the father of the faithful, and as such are heirs according to the promise, and consequently are entitled to the great blessings and privileges of it.” He has changed our status from His enemies to His children. He lavished His grace on us and has adopted us as co-heirs with Christ.
Satan wants to convince us that we are nobody. The truth is “you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light (I Peter 2:9 NKJV). Satan works to bring chaos into our lives in hopes that we neglect our royal calling. But our Father, the King of kings, grants continual access to His throne room for guidance and support: “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16, NKJV).
Let’s open with eager hearts the royal mail that has been left for us. Let’s follow the King’s instructions for our lives. It is in our submission to the King that we find the greatest fulfillment in our royal calling.
“And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.” Galatians 3:29 NASB
About the author: Joy Anisa speaks for women’s retreats, MOPS, and Single Mom conferences. Her book, Identity Crisis: Moving from Crisis to Credibility, offers an invitation to hope in the God who loves deeply, heals wounds, and offers His joy when life around us crumbles. You can find Joy on FB, Twitter, and Instagram. Joy lives with her husband, Jeff and their son, Caid, in Conyers, GA.
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