Our Prince Charming
As little girls, we were told tales of a Prince Charming arriving on a white horse to take the girl away to live happily in his beautiful castle.
We heard the story about the girl who kissed the toad, and he turns into Prince Charming. The reality of the story for many of us is that when kissed Prince Charming, we discovered that he was a TOAD!
We’ve heard it said that love is blind. Many a bride has stood at the altar to say, “I do.” After the honeymoon is over, we may discover that Prince Charming is a slob who can never put anything in the right place. He would rather eat by the light and sound of the television, rather than by candlelight and the sound of pleasant conversation with his bride. We may discover that Prince Charming sounds just like a locomotive when he snores!
This man who vowed to be faithful and true may desire to spend his free time with his buddies, leaving his bride all alone in a cracker-box sized house that is in dire need of some attention. The dream of that castle is long forgotten. He may forget his vows to be true to her, whether it’s by acts of adultery or his lying to her, saying he is working late, when he’s really hanging out with the guys at a sports bar.
This man who seemed so kind and gentle during the engagement suddenly has a fiery temper, which explodes and manifests itself by throwing things, causing them to break. He not only breaks things like picture frames, and lamps, he breaks her heart with his cruel words.
What happened to the dream of the Prince arriving on a white horse to carry me away? Was it just a dream? No, my sister, I assure you that it is not just a dream! “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.” Rev. 19:11 “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Rev. 19:16 (NIV)
John 14:1-7 assures us that Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us and that He will come back to take us to that place. May I be so bold as to say that I believe the place He where He is going to take us is a castle? In Rev. 21:18-21, we find more descriptive words about this place where we will be taken. “The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.” (NIV)
As if this weren’t enough, we see in Rev. 22:3 that there will be no curse there. We won’t ever have to face unfaithfulness there, nor will there be any bitter words, no more hurting hearts, no betrayals, no loneliness, and no shame!
Yes, there really is a Prince Charming for us! Our Prince is the Prince of Peace, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!
© 2003, Stacy R Miller