The Power of the Spoken Word — The King’s Speech

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting a bombed part of London

Good Morning, God!

For some reason, yesterday, I asked Kit to take me to see The King’s Speech. We both spent the last 15 minutes of the film with tears in our eyes.

“Good King George” is what the English called their king and now I understand why he so richly deserved that title.

George had a dreadful stammer. He was the “Spare” while Edward, his handsome and socially poised older brother, was the Heir to the Throne. Yet, Edward abdicated “for the woman I love” abandoning, Duty, England, and not least, his brother.

Watching King George (Bertie to his family) struggle to overcome his stammer made me feel I was watching some “cosmic battle” fought on a very small playing field. A stammer seems like such a trivial thing. But, The Voice of The King — ah, THAT was SO IMPORTANT!  The movie showed small groups of English gathered around radios HEARING the Voice of their King as he rallied them at the start of that horrible War.

I suspect, God, that many of our seemingly trivial struggles might have “cosmic significance.” Saint Paul says that we war not with the things of this Earth, but with Powers and Principalities.  Part of me is quite certain that is true. We are all called to do our part on the small playing fields we have been placed on. Called to struggle with the problems and situations we find ourselves in.

Thank goodness most of us have small venues. I would not want to be King or Queen or President. But I do want to do my Best. And I want to heed and respond to Your Voice, God, The Voice of The King of Kings!

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Posted in Choosing to respond, Duty, responding to God's Spirit, responsibility

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