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Put on Your Tiara because You're a Daughter of the King!
Wonder Woman was a Daughter of a Mythical God
Back in October of 1941, Wonder Woman, also known as Diana, Princess of Themyscira, made her first appearance in a DC Comics publication. Her more recent story says she is the daughter of the mythical Greek king of the gods, Zeus.
She is often depicted as a mighty female warrior, who isn't afraid to battle anyone. She is also an intelligent lady. Many children, myself included, dreamed of being like Wonder Woman when we grew up. Her character has inspired generations of young girls to be courageous while remaining ladylike.
Adopted Daughters of the King
While Zeus is mythical and Wonder Woman is fictional, there is a very real King who is in control of all, and he is the Lord our God. He is the creator of all things, and he loves you and me very much.
This same king has adopted us as his children, and that, my fellow ladies, makes us children of the King! Romans 8:14 says, "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God." Stop a second and let that sink in, because that's a weighty statement!
We are God's children if we are led by his Spirit. Wow! God wanted us, he planned for us, and he created us. Psalm 139:13 reads,
"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb."
We were chosen by God to be his family. That doesn't mean life will be easier for us or that things will always go smoothly. Quite the contrary, in fact! "If the world hates you, keep in mind it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." (John 15: 18-19)
We will have some difficult times; so be it! We have been adopted by the King as his own children!
More than Conquerors
We all experience trials. Some have trials with careers or finances, some with relationships, and others with physical hardships. I think we all know a mother who has had a hard times! My mom (stepmom too) probably wanted to wring my neck a few times!
But those are all temporary for we princesses, for we have been promised by God of a home with him where all hardships, trials, and tears are absent (Revelation 21:3-4).
When I find I need reminding that my Father the King is in my corner cheering for me, I sometimes read Romans 8:35, 37-39. The apostle Paul, inspired by the Spirit, wrote,
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Put on that Tiara!
If you grew up with an idol like Wonder Woman, you know that we have to stand up for what is important. We should behave in a way that is Spirit-led so that others will want to know about the hope that we have.
We can tell them we are daughters of the King, adopted by God. Because of this, we have so much to share and we will joyfully live for our Father!
So reach out, pick up your tiara, and put it on your head! We are more than conquerors, we are princesses!
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