Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "O Zion Haste"1 (Lyrics)
Psalm 90:16 – May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children. (NIV)
It's official! The new princess in Britain has been named as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. News media around the world, as well as newspapers all over the globe, had been busy speculating on what the new baby would be named. Personally, I'm glad to see that Queen Elizabeth's name has been included. She has been a wonderful Christian Sovereign throughout her monarchy and may become Britain's longest reigning Queen by the end of this year.
Whatever the hype, there's one thing that I hope this new wee royal lassie is given: a true seed of Christian faith in her heart. As she grows up, she will be constantly watched and pursued by the heartless paparazzi. She may go through heartbreaking moments and problematic times. On the other hand, because she is a princess, Lottie may be well protected from all of that and her life may become one of happiness, enjoyment, peace, and prosperity. No matter what she experiences, enjoys, or endures, my prayer is still the same: that she will come to know Jesus Christ as her Saviour, Lord, and King.
It's a prayer that I hope can be fulfilled for every child born on this earth. May the sacrificial deeds of Christ and the splendour of His resurrection be continually expressed, experienced, and embraced by every generation, including those born at this time, and by those yet unborn and unseen.
Questions for reflection: Who are the youngest people in my life? Am I willing to constantly pray for their faith to be established in Jesus Christ? Will I continually pray that He will become the Saviour of their hearts, lives, and souls?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for the new generation constantly being born among us. May Your Spirit reach out to them all over the world, no matter who they are or what they will become. May they accept You as their Saviour, Shepherd, and Sovereign. In Your holy name, we pray. Amen.