Gospel Coalition: “Longing and Looking for a Good King”

Tomorrow’s the Royal Wedding and my wife is way too excited.  I’m interested and I’ll watch with her and some friends who are coming over, but she’s pretty much been obsessed with it for the last few weeks.

I read a blog post by Jim Daly here (“The Royal Wedding: Why so Much Interest?”) that got my brain to start thinking about the fascination with the Royal Wedding as something perhaps reflecting a deeper, more godly desire within us all.

Today the Gospel Coalition Blog featured the following post by Mike Cosper which I absolutely loved and want to share with you: “Longing and Looking for a Good King.”  Here’s an excerpt from what he writes:

“I can’t help but think that there’s a hint of something else going on here. There’s something about the rhetoric surrounding the whole subject of royalty that sounds downright theological. …

Blaise Pascal famously described our vain attempts to fill the infinite abyss inside us with anything but God. Perhaps the obsessive reading, watching, and waiting for Friday’s wedding comes from a similar place, an emptiness inside of us that hungers for the ultimate reign of our King Jesus.

In a few days, much of the Western world will gather around TV sets to watch the incredible spectacle that will surely unfold. There will be a grand processional, and ultimately, a bride will appear, dressed in white, to wed the heir to the throne. We can watch it with a grumpy cynicism; we can watch it with an idolatrous awe; or we can see it as a signpost, pointing to a wedding in which we’ll play a part, and whose King will never disappoint.”

2 thoughts on “Gospel Coalition: “Longing and Looking for a Good King”

  1. annrichduncan April 29, 2011 / 10:24 am

    Wonderful insight! I too believe people are trying to fill the hole within them—and making unfortunate choices. I’m the author of the Johnny Vic historical adventure series for young adults that is a fun read that offers Christian values and positive messages about our American heritage. I’m looking for Christians who will help me get these wholesome stories out to more kids! Check them out at http://www.annrichduncan.com

  2. Anonymous May 4, 2011 / 1:49 pm

    Wonderful post, Mike. I’ve shared it several times with others of various opinions.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and abundant blessings!

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