Who remembers bassets cherry drops. The sickly sweet pink jewels that turned your mouth bright red and would rip your tongue to shreds, if you ate too many of them.
I used to love these (and still do!) the perfect shade of girly pink; the sweet fruity flavour; the way you can make one sweet last for ten minutes. To me these were the sweets of princesses, and why not, they look like precious gems and taste like heaven. I thought that if I ate enough of these I would become a princess. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Eat enought of those beautiful pink drops and you become something beautiful, and what could be more beautiful than a princess.
Of course I soon realised that eating cherry drops is not the way to become a princess, my parents would never buy me enough of them to allow that to happen!
It took me a while to understand that being a princess isn’t something you can earn, it is something you are born into. But luckily for me it is something that I have been born into, you see my dad is the king, the king of the entire universe, and I am his little girl! That makes me a princess.
That makes you a princess as well. and you don’t have to eat copious amounts of sweets to become one, because your daddy is a king too, your daddy is God. You a special and precious and beautiful to him. All that you have to do is accept it.
You need to admit to him all of the things that you have done wrong (this is the hard bit) and then tell him that you are sorry, and mean it.
But that’s not the end of it. you don’t just get to sit around looking beautiful all day, God’s got work for you, he wants you to get your hands dirty. Help the poor, tell other people about him, spread love wherever you go. It will be hard work, sometimes you will want to give up, but if you stick with God he will take you on the greatest adventure you could ever imagine, and the inheritance you will receive is eternal life.
A few questions to think about:
Do you like the idea of being a princess? why? why not?
Do you believe that you really are Gods Child? Special and loved?
Is there anything you think God wants you to do with your life? how do you feel about it?
Please feel free to share any thoughts.