I have been thinking about the movie The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Glenn and I and the boys have been reading through the whole Narnia series as a family. I really love those books, but my favorite is the first one. I really love the new movie that they did based on the book. I remember sitting in the movie theater and being just amazed at all the spiritual parallels in the movie. What stuck me the most was at the end when Lucy, Edmond, Susan and Peter are made kings and queens of Narnia. It really hit me that we as Christians are kings and queens along with Christ. I have read that in the Bible a million times but it didn’t really sink in until I saw that movie.
What does being a king or queen with Christ really mean to us? We are deep down inside, heirs to a kingdom. We have royal blood in us. No matter how you feel about yourself, whether you think you are a success or a failure, you are an heir of heaven. There is nothing we can do to earn that title nor is there anything we can do to have it taken away from us. We are royalty. I remember watching the wedding of Prince William this spring. Yes, I watched it. And I would bet most of the rest of you did too – you just don’t want to admit it. Anyway, I remember thinking how great it would be to have a royal wedding and be a princess. But really, I already am. The world does not recognize that, but I should. We are the bride waiting for our bridegroom to return and have the wedding party. How does this affect us here on earth in our everyday life?
We should be expecting and excited. We are wanted and loved. No matter what this world thinks about you, you are worth a great price to God. You are his bride and He gave all He had to redeem you. That should make us realize we are treasured. How would you act if you were about to marry a king? How would it change how you think about yourself and conduct yourself in everyday life?
No matter what your status is in this life, whether you are the lowest of the low or someone who is well-known and exalted, you are royalty. You are kings and queens of Narnia and the Lion will return for all of us to take us to our royal wedding.