Regardless of where you are or your background, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for you. It has the power to save you out of your situation regardless of where you are. Your history, what you have done, or will do in the future does is not a factor. Jesus saves!
Prince Louis Arthur Charles
This past week the Royal Family welcomed its newest member to the world. Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I was thinking about this little child. This is the definition of being born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Queen Elizabeth net worth is estimated around $450 Million (USD) and of course, some of this will be given to Prince Arthur as his inheritance. He will have is choose to live in an amazing hours (with no mortgage!) and have access to travel the world in the Royal plane. Also He will have a full time staff to see about every need in his life, from Security, housekeeper, chef, driver etc. Basically, he was born into the Royal family and he is pretty much set for life.
Across the pond in the US, the rapper Meek Mill has been in the news because he was recently released from prison. Meek’s story is an interesting one. I don’t know all the details and there are some areas that are still unclear about his initial arrest when he was 18 years old. To sum it up, Meek was placed on probation and while on probation in the state of Pennsylvania if you commit any parole violations then you could end up in prison or have your parole extended again. In Meek’s situation, he violated his prole by failing drug test, violating the terms parole by traveling to do shows and most notably, popping wheelies on a dirt bike in the fall of 2017 which landed him back in prison. An important note, all of the violations that Meek Mill committed caused his parole to be extended and finally in 2017 he ended up in jail, if someone did those same things without being on parole, they would not have received the same punishment that Meek did.
This story was interesting to me because through the time that he was incarcerated, there was a loud public outcry to have him released. Other rappers and athletes in the US were calling for him to be freed. The outcry became so loud that Robert Kraft (mostly known as the Owner of the New England Patriots) and Michael Rubin (co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers) and I believed that they used their influence to cause Meek to be released from prison. The day Meek Mill was released, Michael Rubin had a helicopter pick up Meek Mill and fly him straight to the 76ers game where he had floor seats waiting for him.
What do Meek Mill and The Royal Baby have in Common?
Now let me bring it all home. Regardless if you have never done anything wrong in your life and were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Or if you made some bad decision in your life and now as a result find yourself in a place where you don’t see a way out, the good news is Jesus is on your side to keep you or to bring your out of trouble. Some of us were born into Christian families and know Jesus as our Lord and Savior from an early age, others may have not had the opportunity to come to Jesus yet and may be in a tough place right now. The good news is Jesus is on the job and he can save you. Jesus can keep you. If you have known Jesus from childhood, know that Jesus will keep you from trouble and all you need to do is call on his name when you are in need. Like Prince Arthur, you are set for life. If you are in a tough fight now because of questionable decisions or people who have set you up, know that if you call on Jesus He will save you out of that prison and cause you to be free.
If you don’t know who Jesus is pray this prayer:
“God, I’m sorry for the sins that I have committed and ask for you to forgive me. I repent and turn my heart to following you from today onward. Clean me up and work through me for your glory. Bless me to be a blessing and for your name’s sake. Thank you for dying on the cross for me Jesus. I trust my eternity in your hands. In Jesus name. Amen”
Your next steps:
- Find a church that teaches the bible.
- Be baptized.
- Serve in that church.
- Read your bible and pray daily.
- Trust Jesus to pick you up if you fall.