Have you ever seen the movie The Princess Diaries?
It’s a story of an awkward teenage girl named Mia who can’t seem to win at anything. Then one day her long-lost grandmother shows up with a startling announcement that young Mia is actually a princess!
Mia is quickly thrown into the process of being groomed to become the future queen. But Mia doesn’t bring a lot to the table as a princess. She is short on grace, low on manners, knows nothing about leading a kingdom.
Not much about her suggests she was fit and worthy of the royal title. But a princess she is, not because of her appearance or her ability to rule, but because of who she is. Mia is the only grandchild of the queen, and that is enough qualification.
We find a similar story in the bible with a long forgotten prince named Mephibosheth. A descendant of King Saul, who was whisked away by his nurse to keep him safe when another family took over the kingdom. His very identity could mean death and danger.
The young prince
Once David was on the throne, he sought for Mephibosheth, brought him into the palace, and treated him as one of his own sons. Why? Mephibosheth was the only living child of David’s best friend, Jonathan.
King David and Mephibosheth
God gave this crippled man, who was a prince but felt so insignificant that he called himself a dead dog an incredibly happy ending. 2 Samuel 9:8
Let’s see another example of royalty. Look in the mirror. Yes, look in the mirror. Do you know who you are?
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. I Peter 2:9 NKJV
do you know who you are ?
You might answer with your name or a role you think defines you. But the most significant and appropriate answer is that you are a child of the King! with a capital K. The King of kings.
Oftentimes, challenges of life beat us down so badly to the extent that we lose focus and forget who we are and not until we come back to our senses and make up our minds just like the prodigal son to go back and take our rightful place and be who we truly are nothing changes.
The story of Mia and Mephibosheth illuminates a beautiful truth for children of the King. Your value in this world comes not from what you can accomplish or achieve but in who you are.
I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.
II Corinthians 6:18 NKJV
When Jesus paid the price for our sins, God made us His very own sons and daughters.
I know who I am
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.
1 John 3:1 BOOKS
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