NAIMA LETT – BLOG – HOLLYWOOD CHRISTIAN
His Royal Baby Highness
“What about the baby?” our grocery store clerk in the Hills asked the British-accented diva in front of me.
“There’s a lot of fuss,” Diva confirmed.
Neither dame knows the royal baby personally, but His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge seems to be the top conversation.
Royal Baby, No Blues
Prince George Alexander Louis, son of Prince William and Duchess Kate, made his royal debut into the world this week and folks all over the world are celebrating. There’s no time for the blues. There are celebrations and gift-giving and sales. Indeed, there’s a whole lot of fuss!
Well, it’s not every day that a future king is born.
True, the monarchy isn’t as powerful as it used to be, and Prince George is 3rd in line, after his father, Prince William, and his grandfather, Prince Charles. But it’s still historic. And if he ever does become king, he’d fill big shoes as Britain’s 7th King George.
Hey, why not celebrate?
Birth is a big deal! It’s arguably one of THE MOST important days of a person’s life. And it’s something that we cannot do, in and of ourselves. The creation of life is a GOD thing, and bringing life into the world is a bona fide miracle. Each and every one of our births is a reason to roll out a red carpet and do cartwheels and back flips up and down Sunset Boulevard.
I know we’re slightly cynical in the LaLa and nothing really rocks our world (besides earthquakes), but honestly, I don’t mind the hoopla.
His Royal Baby Messiah
Do we remember the all out spectacle that occurred when Jesus, our Messiah, was born? A multitude of heavenly hosts split open the sky and threw a praise party, Luke 2:8-15. When angels show up praising God at your birth, that’s a BIG deal.
When the King of Kings took on human form and was born in the earth, heaven showed out. It’s only natural for us to follow suit with our natural kings.
Let’s be happy for the royal baby in the same way that we celebrate all our babies. Children are precious and can bring great joy.
“I’m a good father, and I’m an EXCELLENT grandfather,” laughed one of the pastors in our University of Southern California Faith Leaders Institute cohort this week as he answered the question, “What are you good at?” His eyes beamed and you could see images of his grandchildren dancing through his smile. What a tender moment!
It’s the same joy I see as my own father takes in a room full of his 4 children, our spouses and 11 grandchildren. I’m currently at LAX, headed for our bi-annual family soiree of 20 folks in a couple of townhomes, sun, water and fun… a gathering my father worked really hard to make happen.
Proverbs 17:6 says it best, “Grandchildren are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”
This week, thousands of crowns were born around the world. One of them might be King of England some day. But all of them can be royal to their own grandparents and parents.
Lots of love from the LaLa,
Rev. Naima Lett, D.MIN, ABD
The Hollywood Christian®
Author of coming release Confessions of a Hollywood Christian®