It was with great sadness that I, along with you all, heard of the Queen’s passing. As we take time to mourn our loss together, whatever our feelings about the monarchy, let’s acknowledge that the Queen was a solid, faithful figure, always there – most of us haven’t known a time when she wasn’t on the throne.
It will take some getting used to not having her around. The media is, quite rightly, full of stories about her life and reign.
Many Christian leaders have written tributes noting the role that her faith had, and I certainly admired the way she spoke increasingly of Jesus in her Christmas messages.
Here are some of the things I have learned from the Queen’s life, which I hope to incorporate in my own – and gently encourage you to consider for your own life too.
May we be able to say, as she did in her Christmas…