The Kohinoor Diamond is among the world’s most spectacular. It was first presented to Queen Victoria by the Maharajah of India, when he was just a boy. As a grown man, he visited her and asked to see the diamond. Taking it in his hand, he said, “Your majesty, I gave you this jewel as a child, but now, I give it to you in the fullness of my strength, with all my heart, affection and gratitude now and forever.” Those warm heartfelt words remind one of how every one of us should relate to our Heavenly Father, who made us, and watches over us daily. This precious diamond was given to Queen Victoria with affection and gratitude. And you and I can give our lives to our King Jesus with affection, and gratitude. In doing so, we can be very sure that whatever Queen Victoria did for the young Maharajah to earn such gratitude, cannot be compared with what the dear Lord Jesus did for us when He died on the cross for our sins. Let’s say with John, “We love Him because He first loved us.” And then let’s demonstrate that love in our daily lives.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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