It's the same with any of us, of course, but to be born a prince of England in 2013! 3rd in line for the crown?
Some say, "What's the big deal? It's just a baby!"
But the Bible tells us clearly that we are to be "...subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God" (Romans 13:1).
Of course, this applies to every power that is in place in every government around the world, but I think what makes it so amazing in England, for me, anyway, is that, in the first place, for many Americans, England is our mother country. Had our forefathers not left the British Isles, it could very well be that this is the "higher power" that we, or our descendants, might have been "subject" to someday.
And, secondly, here in America, every child that is born has an equal chance of growing up to become a senator, a representative, a governor, or, maybe, even president in their lifetime, but there...in England...this child doesn't have that opportunity. He can't learn about different walks of life, dream about it, and figure out what he wants to be. This child was hand-selected by God Himself before the foundations of the earth were created! He was hand-selected by the Creator of the universe for this role, at this time, and he has no choice in how he will live his life. He IS a prince of England and, very likely, will become a future a king and his whole life will be dedicated to that purpose whether he likes it or not.
It is a grave and powerful position! And it's a little sad in a way, too. Yet, to know and understand that God has ordained him before the creation of the world for this time and His purposes...there's something very powerful and sobering about that. It's pretty amazing if you really think about it.
May God richly bless this precious little one and his parents. May he grow up strong and healthy in the physical, and to know and serve the King of all kings in the spiritual, because in the end, when this life is over and eternity looms long before us, with God there will be no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34)...for this little prince or anyone else. At the name of Jesus EVERY knee will bow and every tongue will confess that HE is Lord (Philippians 2:10-11)!
Congratulations, William and Kate! May God give you both wisdom and direction as you seek to raise this little prince, and may He instill with you the importance of raising, not only a dutiful and compassionate king, but a godly one as well.
With All My Heart,