Royal Madness

(This post was written by Matt Grimes, Middle School Ministry Pastor)

So I have to admit, I have gotten a little wrapped up in all the Royal Madness surrounding the Royal Wedding today.  Weeks have led up to this day, and for many of the television stations, they have covered this story with specials for almost an entire week.  Today millions of people will gather worldwide to watch two people exchange their vows and start their lives together.  I have been amazed to watch the obvious obsession that so many have with this event.  Currently TLC is providing live coverage all day, and has interviewed almost every person who lives in London.  It is truly Royal Madness. 

As I think about how obsessed people have been with this event, I can’t help but think about what would happen in our families if we were this obsessed over what mattered most for our families?  What would happen if we became as obsessed with investing in our kids as we are obsessed with William and Kate?  What would happen if we were as obsessed with living our faith out in front of our kids as we are obsessed with finding out what style of dress Kate will be wearing?  I believe if that same intensity is placed on things that matter most, we would begin to see unbelievable things happen within our families.  So in the midst of the Royal Madness, let’s stay focused on what matters most.