When the newest member of the British royal family arrived yesterday, England celebrated. Babies are born all over the world every day. Yet this royal baby will not be treated as other babies because he is not a commoner. He will one day be King of England. He will be pampered and tutored to assume his role.
Every birth is special. Every child is special. Some are recognized by the populace as being more important than others. But don't tell any new mother that her child is common. She knows her child is a miracle.
There will come a day when the son of William and Kate with stand before the King of Kings. He will have to answer the question, "Why should I let you into my heaven?" If he answers that he has been a good person and done good things, he will be no different than the baby born yesterday to a mother struggling in poverty. But if he answers that he has believed in Jesus and made Him Lord of his life, he will be welcomed. The child born to the struggling mother will one day be asked the same question. It makes no difference if one has a royal birth or an ordinary birth, before God all are equal.
This new royal would do well to learn the lesson of his ancestor, Queen Victoria. Tradition held that the queen would stay seated during musical presentations.
When the Hallelujah Chorus was sung as part of Handel's Messiah, she stood in honor of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.