The Privilege of Being a Child of the King

Imagine Michael Jordan showing up at your daughter's little dribbler's basketball game and visiting with you afterwards. Imagine him telling you that he was so impressed with your child's potential that he wanted to help her to develop into the type of player that he knew that she could be. Imagine Michael Jordan then telling you that if you ever wanted his help and instruction all you had to do was call, and he would be there anytime you chose. Imagine the privilege.

Or imagine striking up a conversation with Warren Buffett. During the course of that conversation, Mr. Buffett learns that you are having some financial difficulties. Warren (you're on a first name basis with him now) lets you know that he would be willing to help with financial advice or even assistance, if it looked like you really needed it. Then he tells you that if you ever need help - day or night - to just pick up the phone and give him a call. Imagine the privilege.

Or suppose that your spouse has a seemingly hopeless medical problem. Out of the blue, you get a call from the world's most prominent physician. He tells you that he has heard of your spouse's plight and would like to help. He further tells you that, if you will just call on him, that he will fly anywhere in the world at a moment's notice just to provide you with any help that your spouse needs to be healed of their terrible disease. The fee for his service will be waived - all you have to do is to let him know what you need and when you need it. Imagine how privileged you would feel.

Pretty fantastic imagining - isn't it? But now imagine something even more amazing. Imagine that the Creator of the Universe was available to help you at anytime. If you had a problem or a need or just wanted to talk, no matter the hour - day or night - all you would have to do is let Him know and He would be there for you. This is, in fact, what we have in prayer because we are children of the King. Imagine the privilege!

The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:5-7, NIV