The summer in the UK is full of joy and gladness. So they say. William and Kate have announced the birth of the Royal Son. For cricket tragics, the Ashes are sure to stay in England as the Brits thrashed the Aussies for a 2-0 lead at Lords. Andy Murray finally won and is king of Wimbledon, if they allow a separate sovereign there. Joie de vivre is sure to characterize life this Northern Summer. Add to that the 81 million pounds from May when a Briton won the EuroMillions jackpot. The mystery winner's haul is not the largest ever won on the lottery but puts the ticket-holder sixth on the National Lottery rich list.
The Guardian reported, "A National Lottery spokesman said: "We've been giving the rest of Europe a chance to win big this year but lady luck is clearly shining back down on the UK once again.' "
Didn't you love the ceremony at the Tour de France? This from the Melbourne Age newspaper: "After claiming his first Tour de France victory on Sunday, Kenyan-born Briton Chris Froome labelled the historic evening finish as near "perfection"...Shortly before Froome was presented with the yellow jersey, the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe were illuminated as a tribute to this 100th Tour.
Darkness then fell as the presentations began, with German Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) the first to step up to the podium for winning the final 133.5km stage from Versailles to Paris in a sprint from German Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) and Briton Mark Cavendish (Omega-Pharma-Lotto).
Then came the presentation for the winning team - the Saxo-Tinkoff line-up of former Tour winner Alberto Contador and Australian Michael Rogers, followed by Slovakian Peter Sagan (Cannondale) to receive the green jersey as winner of the points competition, and then the revelation of the Tour, Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) who won the red and white polka dot jersey as King of the Mountains and white jersey as best young rider.Finally came Froome's ultimate moment of glory, just as the Arc de Triomphe was again lit up in the yellow representative of the race winner's jersey.
After receiving one of world sport's most prestigious winner's garments, Froome, 28, was then joined by Quintana and Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) who finished second and third overall to him at 4mins 20secs and 5mins 04 secs respectively for the playing of God Save the Queen."
Here's the entire article from The Age
Clearly the King of the Kings of England is looking down and shining on the UK. Or so they would think. But it's also about the reality of God saving the queen. And God saving the new royal son. And God saving you and me. It's not Lady Luck, it's the powerful God of the planets. It's not the Man of Steel who will save England. It's not the Duke of Cambridge. It's the King of Kings.
Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah who was the original Royal Son, born of the Father. That's the One I mean.
The writer of the book of Hebrews said it this way, "God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high." (Hebrews chapter 1. verses 1-3)
The Royal Son, announced twice by His Father, is still sitting and longing for us from His throne, at a palace much more glorious than Buckingham Palace. The Father said at Yeshua's mikveh, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” (Matthew 3.17) Later on after the miracles and teachings and public ministry of Yeshua in Israel 2,000 years ago, the Father again said, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” (Matthew 17.5)
I urge you, Britons and non-Brits alike. Let's all listen to Him. Yeshua is the Way to the Father. Care to discuss this?