GIVING IT BACK ONE MORE TIME
Years ago the Crown Prince of India gave to Queen Victoria the most precious thing he had. He was a child prince and he gave to the Queen of England, the "coroner diamond". The coroner diamond is perhaps the most famous diamond of all history. Do you know how big it was when the prince gave it to the queen? One hundred and eighty-six carats, an almost flawless diamond. Can you imagine a diamond about as big as your fist? This diamond was given to the Queen. It was put with the crown jewels in the Tower of London.
Later on when that young prince became a man, that Indian prince he went to London. He went to the tower of London and he said, "Would you please place that diamond in my hand?" They placed it in his hand. Then he said to the Queen, "Here, I want to give it back to you one more time." He said, "When I gave it to you the first time, he said I did not fully understand all that I was doing. I gave it to you with the heart and mind of a child. But, now with the heart and mind of a man I want to give it back to you one more time with a deeper fuller meaning than I had the first time."
That's what worship is: the more we know and the more we grow, we want to keep doing it all over and over again
(From a sermon by Ricky Nelms, Is Worship Important? 8/4/2010)
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