I’m not a royalist in any way. I don’t believe that a few privileged people are given the right by God to rule over everyone else. I definitely don’t believe that the right to lead is then passed down to the next generation. I think history can bear me out on that one. Not that the other systems seem much better as I look around the world leadership circus.
I do respect the Queen. A person who had unexpected responsibility thrust upon her at an early age and didn’t run for the hills (although I suspect she may have wanted to on many occasions). She has continued to lead the country through unprecedented change; seen her share of heartbreak and celebration, and has continued to be an example of compassion, resilience and wisdom. She has taken her role seriously and has walked the walk with Christ.
This is not a time for all that. I just wanted to stand with a woman who has lost her husband, her partner, her soulmate, and the person who has walked with her for a lifetime. I can’t imagine what she is going through right now but I pray that God is as close as he’s ever been and is holding her tightly.