In a world filled with cartoon princesses and fairy tale queens, isn’t it reassuring to know that your kids are sons and daughters of the real King of Kings? Share this devotion with your children or grandchildren and remind them of their special place in God’s kingdom.
The LORD will hold you in his hand for all to see—a splendid crown in the hand of God.
Have you ever dreamed of living in a castle and having an entire kingdom to call your own? It would be fun to be royalty, wouldn’t it?
Actually, you probably are royalty! People who study the history of families have figured out that every person on earth is no doubt descended from one royal person or another. You are royalty and don’t even know it! I bet you had no idea you have the blood of some king or queen flowing through your veins.
What’s even better, if you believe in Jesus and are a part of His family, you’re part of the greatest royal family ever. You’re descended not just from any old king but from the King of kings.
It’s pretty amazing to realize you’re part of the royal family of God, isn’t it? And, even better, you can personally know the King himself. Jesus tells us, “I love you. I want to be your Savior. I want to save you from your sins. You are important to My heart.”
Can you imagine a king coming down from his lavish castle to live among the common people? Giving up his banquet table with all that fancy food and living on bread and water with those who couldn’t afford much?
Can you imagine a king leaving his luxurious robes and treasury of jewels behind and dressing in ordinary—or even tattered—clothing and wandering from place to place, not really having a home? That’s what Jesus did. He did it for you and me.
It might be a little bit hard to understand why Jesus chose to become human and live in our world. The important thing is that you understand why He did it—because He loves us and wants us all to be a part of His royal family.
Jesus, thank You for becoming part of the human family so I could become a part of Your royal heavenly family. Teach me how to live for You, love You, and do Your will.
From 52 Weeks with Jesus for Kids by James Merritt
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