You are Royalty

Royalty“I thank the Lord for my time in the hospital,” I replied when my doctor asked me in my follow-up appointment how things went. “The nurses treated me royally.”

He was a military doctor and in his usual straightforward no-nonsense way, he said, “Well. Why shouldn’t they? You are royalty.”

I looked at him wondering what he meant. Nobody ever called me royalty.

Then he added, “You’re a child of the King. King Jesus.”

I know he is a believer. But I was still surprised by what he said. He had never said anything like that before.

His response made me think of Romans 8:17. “Now we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ,” the King of Kings, since God has adopted us as his sons and daughters. What a blessed
warm, personal relationship, for everything Jesus owns, we own. And you also, dear Christian, are a member of this family.

The Holy Spirit wrapped that gracious, almost unbelievable truth, around my heart one early morning, a few years ago, while leaning on a balcony rail overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The sun splashed reds and yellows across the water and God reminded me of that adoption.

I bequeath to you
   every sunrise I’ve painted,
all originals.

Yes, doctor, we are both royalty.

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2 thoughts on “You are Royalty

  1. DEAR LEON AND EMILY, TOO.
    I LIKE YOUR ROYALITY MESSAGE…I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND FOR EMILY. IT WAS SO
    GOOD TO READ WHAT YOU WROTE…IT WAS LIKE A VISIT FROM YOU…THANK YOU SO MUCH.
    ALSO SUNRISE AND SUNSETS ARE FAVORITES OF MINE. I LIKED THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT
    THEM.
    PLEASE KNOW MY LOVE IS WITH YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER…..IN JESUS PEACE, RUTHE

  2. Thank you for this wonderful reminder that we children of the King Jesus!!!!! Just finished praying for you and Emily. May the Lord give you a blessed time with Jean. Love you two. Betsy

    Sent from Windows Mail

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