Friday, March 04, 2011
The King’s Speech
I recently saw and enjoyed the film The King's Speech. It was about the special relationship between Albert, Duke of York and his speech therapist Lionel Loguo, who treated his severe stammer. They became lifelong friends and reminded me of another King and His friends. Before his coronation, The King informed the bishop that his therapist Lionel would be attending. The Bishop protested, explaining that it would be virtually impossible to have him included as a guest. “He will be with me in the Kings’ box”, was the monarch’s reply. “But that is reserved only for family”, the bishop responded. “That,” the King said, “is exactly why he will be there”. His therapist was not royalty, just a commoner and not even qualified as a speech therapist, but he was the King’s friend and he was treated as if he were family. Jesus said “You are my friends” (John 15:13). The Bible declares of believers in Christ that they are “heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17). We have no claim to royalty as members of Adam’s fallen race, but being born again into the God’s family, He has “made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ”, (Ephesians 2:6). He is the King and we are ‘in the King’s box’!