If you belong to Jesus, you are a member of the ultimate royal family! (123RF)

If you belong to Jesus, you are a member of the ultimate royal family! (123RF)

Royal children act like other kids. Prince William once stuck his tongue out at reporters. He is seen here in 1984.

Royal children act like other kids. Prince William once stuck his tongue out at reporters. He is seen here in 1984.

A crown can remind you that you are royalty. It can also remind you to act that way!

A crown can remind you that you are royalty. It can also remind you to act that way!

You Are Royal

Posted: April 30, 2018

Your first day of kindergarten makes the news. When your grandma (who happens to also be a queen) has a birthday, you don’t just go watch her blow out candles. You go to a parade in her honor! Your family spends a long time sitting for portraits. When you get older, you have to go to the fanciest school around. Some subjects must become as familiar to you as the back of your hand: What has happened in your nation’s history? What role does a king or queen play in shaping its future? How do you eat politely? How should you curtsey or bow? How should you talk to a king from another country?

That’s a lot for a kid to take on! And royal kids are just kids. Sometimes they play videogames and sports. Some visit Disney World, and some even stick out their tongues in front of photographers. (Young Prince Harry of England did that at Buckingham Palace in 1988.) You could probably think of 100 questions to ask a young prince or princess about his or her everyday life. The answers would probably tell you these kids have lives very different from yours—but also very much the same.

Here’s something astonishing to think about. The Bible says Jesus is not ashamed to call us His brothers. (Hebrews 2:11) And He is the King of Kings! (1 Timothy 6:15) Princes and princesses on Earth may inherit the wealth and power of a nation. But people who belong to God’s heavenly family will someday share everything God has. Are you part of God’s family? If so, you’re royalty!

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession. ― 1 Peter 2:9