I am not a royalist by any stretch of the imagination, but through the years, I’ve had a lot of respect for Queen Elizabeth. 

She assumed the throne when she was only 26 years old and committed the next seventy years seeking to fulfil her responsibilities and to serve her people the best she could. And she didn’t have to accept the role or the responsibility. Her uncle proved that.

There has been much said about the Queen since her death last week, both good and bad, but in the majority of cases, we’ve heard the accolades and sympathy that have been expressed.

I’ve been dismayed by some of the attacks on the Queen’s character. To hear some people, she was personally responsible for every unsavoury part of the UK’s past.  

What I’ve appreciated most through the years has been the Queen’s openness to talk about her faith and her relationship with Christ. She was never shy about speaking of her faith and the difference that faith made in her life.

She was my Queen, but more importantly, she was my sister.  

And I would suspect that on September 8th, her King greeted her, saying, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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