You Are a Child of the King

by Lois Evans

The story has been told of the Queen of England attending a banquet with her daughter. Several hours into the evening, the Queen’s daughter began to get bored, and started to slump in her seat.  The Queen looked at her and told her to sit up straight. So the young princess sat up straight, but after a while, she began to slump again.

“Sit up, sit up,” the Queen whispered to her, and immediately the young girl sat up straight once again. After another hour, the young girl had experienced enough of the dull evening that she could stand, and her posture began to slump again.

This time the Queen, frustrated with the situation, spoke to her sternly and said, “Sit up tall. Don’t you know who you are? You are a child of the Queen. You might not feel like it. You might not want to do it. But you will sit up because of who you are.”

Friend, you might be slumped over today either emotionally or physically from issues you are dealing with in your life. We all get that way from time to time. But whatever it is that has you weighted down, I want to remind you to hold your head up and walk tall because of whose you are. You are a daughter of the Most High God. You are a child of the King.