The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was less than two weeks ago. And, in typical fashion, I am lagging behind on the current news of the world. I had lots of friends who were so excited about this wedding. And, to be completely honest, I just was not feeling it. Weddings and all things considered “girly” are not really my thing. (I am a tom-boy who prefers muscle cars to dolls. But, I digress…) Anyway, once the wedding was over and I started seeing my social media accounts blow up with pictures, links, and videos from the wedding service, to my own surprise, I turned into a total fan-girl.
From everything I saw online, the wedding was simply breath-taking. It took place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Which, by-the-way, was established in the 14th century by King Edward III. (Wow!) Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, gave a powerful, uplifting, and moving sermon during the ceremony focused on the power of love. (This is a must watch!) And, while many people seemed to think that Meghan’s wedding dress was too plain, I thought it was so elegant and timeless. It was designed by English designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. (You can read all about the Royal Wedding on Vogue.)
With all the articles, posts, and fanfare going on, lately I have found myself daydreaming about what life would be like as a princess. (Or, as in Meghan Markle’s case, a Duchess. Her official title is Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex.) This is totally NOT something I would normally do. But, it is kind of fun to think about none-the-less. Of course, my favorite parts are thinking about how nice it would be to not have to cook or clean. (Okay, I don't actually cook, my hubby does. But, it would be nice to have someone else cook and give him a break!) Or, about how I could spend my time and money on the causes that I care about rather than having to work for a living. Both of those things would be fabulous! Of course, I have no idea what life as a royal would actually be like. However, I am almost positive that it is NOT all sunshine, rainbows, and unicorns. (Contrary to popular belief.)
But, I did hit upon something in my daydreaming that I wanted to share with all of you. It is probably something that you already now, but I think it’s pretty cool. I AM a princess! Yes, that’s right. I am a princess. And, you, you reading this, you are a princess too. (Or, a prince.)
How? Because our father is the King. Psalm 47:7 tells us, “For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.” And, Revelation 19:16 says, “On his robe and on his thigh, he has this name written: King of kings and Lord of lords.” Finally, Galatians 3:26 tells us, “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.” Our Father is King of the universe! Through faith, those of us who believe in Him are His children. Therefore, we are princes and princesses!
And, the best part is that He is a loving, kind, just, and merciful King. He is full of grace. He doesn’t just do good—He IS good. Once Jesus returns, He will rule over His earthly kingdom. Revelation 17:14 tells us, “They will make war on the Lamb (Jesus), and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful."
While being a daughter of the King of kings and Lord of lords doesn't require me to wear a crown, it is honestly the highest honor I can think of. I am grateful, thankful, and blessed to be called a child a God. I am indeed a princess and child of the one, true King.
I am so glad you are here! I am Erica Strickland, a girl who loves God. My goal here is to simply share His love and light.