The Parables of the Kingdom
As Americans, it’s hard for us to understand the idea of kings and kingdoms, because few of us have ever lived in a political kingdom. However, we know enough about British royalty to know that an individual like Queen Elizabeth deserves honor and respect. In fact, many Americans are fascinated by the pomp and circumstance of they royal family. When Prince Charles married Lady Diana at St. Paul’s in 1981, 750 million people were glued to their television sets to watch the wedding. Even though we’ve never had a political king, we have a basic understanding of royalty. Now, just multiply the honor, respect, authority of an earthly king by the power of ten billion and you might start to understand what an awesome King our God is.