Monday, 22 July 2013

It's a Boy!

The camping out for Royal fanatics is at an end. Cancellation of leave for newshounds and paparazzi is no longer necessary. Kate and William’s baby boy has arrived.

We wish the young Prince and his parents well. In the words of the Bible, may he, like Jesus, grow in stature and in favour with God and man (Luke 2:52) and we support them with our prayers.

It is interesting to hear this little boy referred to as “the future king.” Indeed (all things being equal) that is what he will be. But that is an event far in the future – a time indeed when many of us are likely to have been long dead. It’s a little like the Bible’s promise of a coming of the Kingdom of God – Christ came at Bethlehem, but his long-awaited return is still in the future. But his reign will come.

For now, we pray for the young family – William and Kate and the baby boy and all their relations. May they be conscious of God’s blessing and may the young Prince bring them great joy.