Cross Training

(Your Name) and the King

Have you ever had a scene from a movie stick with you? There’s one from the movie Anna and the King that I just love. Let me set it up for you.

Anna arrives in the tiny country of Siam to teach the king’s children. She is ushered into court where she meets the king and is then introduced to her new students, the princes and princesses. As each child enters, they bow to their father, the king, and respectfully back up to find a place on the floor where they stay facedown to show him proper respect.  

One day the chief prince and Anna’s son begin fighting. The tiniest princess runs into the throne room, past the guards, past the court advisors and nobles, and straight to her father. She whispers in his ear and he immediately gets up and goes with her.

I love this scene because it pictures the relationship we have with our Heavenly Father. Father God is King of all and we should always give Him proper respect, but He is also our Abba Father (Daddy) and we can run to Him whenever we have need. Look at Romans 8: 15b, 16:

“…but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him, we cry ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”

The throne room is always open to you.