"A New Birth"
Representatives of the world’s press had been gathered for days outside of St. Mary’s Hospital. The Duchess’ exact due date had been a closely-guarded secret. England anxiously awaited the news. People all around were guessing whether the baby would be a boy or girl. The world now knows. It’s a boy! Prince William and Kate Middleton became parents of an 8 lb., 6 oz. baby boy late Monday afternoon, July 22, 2013. The next anxious moment is what will be the name of the child. Will he be another William? What about Charles? Why not Harry? Whatever the name, the most important point is this baby will be third in line to the throne after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and his father.
However spectacular the news of this “new birth” is, the scriptures speak of the lost being found as the greatest news announcement from heaven (Luke 15:7,10). 3 John 4 says, “Greater joy have I none than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.” These joyful moments will never be publicized as much as a child born to a royal English family. However, those who are “born again” are placed amidst royalty. 1 Peter 2:9,10 says, “But ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” You cannot be biologically born into a family which has greater blessings than those found in Christ. The inheritance is unmatched. Romans 8:17 says, “and if children, then heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.”
How much more can one be blessed than to be born into the family of God? No other family on earth can offer what God and His Son have (Ephesians 1:3). Although, there will not be any public announcements on the front page of the tabloids or headlines on the evening news about your birth into the church, heaven awaits the day you decide to obey the Lord (2 Peter 3:9). There will be no need for others to wait to announce your name. You will be called a Christian (Acts 11:26).