Today will certainly go down in history as honored and memorable as Queen Elizabeth is mourned and laid to rest. She served her country for over 70 years traversing changes she probably would never have believed possible in her lifetime. Yet, even as earthly royalty, a day would come when only one decision would matter as she breathed her last---what did she decide about Jesus for this would be the decision that determines eternity. Regardless of our titles here on earth, there is one title that we can know and have--CHILD OF GOD!
"The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." Romans 8:16-17
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy." 1 Peter 2:9-10
This makes us heirs with Christ and a royal priesthood. We don't have to wonder, guess or gamble.....we can KNOW that we are a CHILD OF GOD! This Wednesday @ 11 AM, Larry will be sharing a marvelous message on COFFEE & CONNECT about that very thing---what are you counting on for eternity? You can go to our Facebook page>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/590560935145210 to watch or by Wednesday afternoon, the video will be posted here>> /CC-LIVE.
In honor of the Queen's memory, here is an unforgettable Queen story and life lesson:
Years ago, Larry and our ministry team was traveling in Canada. We pulled our coach into Regina, Saskatchewan, and we were looking for the auditorium where we were to have a concert/rally that evening. Streets were blocked off in every direction. We tried and tried to find an alternate route. We drove this way and that and each time discovered the main road we needed was blocked off when we got to it.
People, hundreds and thousands of them, were lined up. We actually got to the main street only to find it was also roped off--a dead end again! Frustrated, I remember expressing, “What on earth! We need to get through this! We are running late!!!!” Larry was driving, and I was in the "buddy seat" fuming and thinking, “Well, it must be an annual parade, how ‘unlucky’ can we be to get stuck in all this traffic standstill. We can’t go across, can’t back up. What are we going to do?" as exasperation and a bit of panic began to set in.
Just then, music started, and we watched as the English with all of their royal pomp, glamour and glitter strode before us along with the Royal Canadian Mounted police abreast on their majestic horses, followed by a Royal Canadian marching band . It was all happening about 15-20 feet in front of our windshield! I was still wondering, “What on earth is all of this?”
Then we saw following the procession, an open air stunning black limousine convertible, was inching in front of us. To our great surprise, it was Queen Elizabeth!!!!!! We gasped in shock and awe as she waved to the crowds of spectators, turned our direction, and smiled and waved to us!
We had just encountered the presence of the Queen of England!! While embarrassed by our previous frustration, we cracked up laughing hysterically, thinking how upset we were to be detained and sidetracked by this interruption----“The Queenof England"!
Lesson learned: never allow the frustration of a delay “get cha”… you never know what’s really coming into your daily life. God has it all under control!
With that, have a lovely week. Please know that Larry and I continue to pray for you and thank the Lord for you!
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sifted flour
Heat water and butter to a rolling boil. Turn heat to low and stirl in flower vigorously until mixture leaves the sides of hte pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat; beat in eggs, one at a time and mix until smooth and velvety. Drop from spoon onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degress. You can make 8 large puffs and bake 40-50 minutes or 14-15 small puffs and bake 20 minutes. Cool. Fill with whipped topping, ice cream or custard!