God Save The Queen. Pack of 100 tracts which give a clear gospel message in response to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II.
The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated in 2022 to mark the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952.
During the year “God save the Queen” will be played and sung in her honour. This phrase, which does change depending on the gender of the reigning monarch, is older than we realise. It can be found in the Bible.
“God save the king”
In the Bible we can read of an occasion when the people shouted, “God save the king” (1 Samuel 10:24). The phrase “God save” can also be translated as “long live” and it means to have all that makes life worth living, so a person can flourish and prosper.
The people recognised that God could give the King everything that he would need to live a full life, in the way that God intended. Truly this short statement “God save the king” is a noble request with a great desire! Surely it is something that we all desire, a flourishing life.
But there is a question that needs to be answered.
What does a flourishing and prosperous life look like?
Is it one where we have material wealth, a stable family, a satisfying job, and good health? Whilst all those things can be very helpful and are a reason for thankfulness, they are not the ultimate cause of a flourishing and prosperous life!
What every individual needs is, ‘eternal life’. It has been defined by the Lord Jesus. “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).
You and I need to know the one true God. “To know” means much more than knowing facts about Him but it describes an intimate personal relationship with Him.
How can I have eternal life?
Naturally we do not have this eternal life. Our sin separates us from a Holy God and will bring His righteous and fair judgment upon us. However God has provided a way of salvation, not just for a reigning monarch but for every individual.
God sent Jesus Christ into this world. On the Cross He willingly took the punishment for the sin of the world. He is the only Saviour and anyone who turns from their sin and trusts in Him will have forgiveness of sin and eternal life.
The Queen knows her need of a Saviour In her 2011 Christmas speech the Queen spoke these words:
“Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves - from our recklessness or our greed ... God sent into the world a unique person - neither a philosopher nor a general, important though they are, but a Saviour, with the power to forgive”.
God sent a Saviour so that anyone, including the reigning monarch, can be saved and have eternal life. If you turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and trust in Him, you can have eternal life.