Friday, June 29, 2012

June 29 – Royal, Monastic Joy

          There was so much more . . . from the full ecclesiastical service to the Coronation Chicken, a curried specialty by Constance Spry that was printed in ladies’ magazines world-wide, to the unparalleled fireworks display that went on and on that night as Elizabeth and Philip returned to the palace balcony.  At 10:30 they made their final appearance and Coronation Day was ended.  The partying in the streets went on, but Elizabeth had to get some sleep; she had to be at work in the morning.

          So now, we too, having taken this exhilarating trip through the wonders and privileges of our own royal lives, must take our places inside a more enduring Kingdom.  Our King has made us fit to serve and celebrate the Heir to all the glories of heaven.  We must get to work!  We will be taking a look at the “work” of this Kingdom, examining the “work” of another monastic figure, a savior before the coming of the Savior.

We will ever remember that our first responsibility is to “believe in the One Whom (the Father) has sent.”  This will always be our first work.  (John 6:28, 29)

          So we open the lid to our own “red boxes” . . . the blood-colored ones . . . with our own ciphers on the lid; what does yours say?  We will today read this first correspondence of our newly crowned and anointed lives . . .

God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him! As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God!  But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy! (Ps 68:1-3)

On the Balcony at Buckingham Palace
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