Growing up I was known to my extended family as the princess, Snow White. I came in to the world with dainty features, a head full of jet black hair, creamy porcelain skin, navy blue eyes and a red rosebud mouth. Those distinct features didn’t change as I progressed through infancy into childhood and caused me to stand out in the crowd with the contrast between dark and light. I can thank my Irish roots for my unique colouring and tip my hat to my creator for His imagination in creating each one His masterpieces.
As homage to my family nickname Snow White, and to my late Grandfather who first bestowed the name upon me, I incorporated Snow White into our wedding day. Snow White, Prince Charming and the Seven Dwarfs topped our cake. My wedding dress, though white, was styled to echo her attire. My groom wore a very princely tux with tails. The colours to accent our fairytale day echoed those you would find in Snow White’s friendly forest.
Through the years I have also been compared to another raven-haired princess due to my feisty personality, deep convictions and drive for justice in life. I tend to rise to the occasion in crisis and lead others forward into the adventurous unknown. That dark featured warrior princess I tend to emulate is Wonder Woman and she is my hero!
During my school yard days, pretending to be Wonder Woman was my favourite pastime. The adventures my friends and I had fighting for truth and justice were epic! To date, you will find Wonder Woman paraphernalia in my office and the new Wonder Woman movie recently released was my girlish dreams come to life.
I guess you could say I embody the “little but mighty” persona, with a zeal for life, a big imagination and high hopes for good in our world. These attributes found in both princesses I am compared to.
But, when I look into the mirror each morning, and see the passage of time ever fleeting across my fair face, the one princess I most want my whole life to emulate is the princess of the King Most High. In fact, I am a daughter of the King of all Kings and the Lord of all Lords. I am heavenly royalty and co-heir with the Son. I am fashioned in God’s image and made to lead and love like Christ. I am a spiritual warrior endowed with the most powerful weapons this world has ever known; the Word of God, His armour and the Presence of the Holy Spirit in me. I am a force to be reckoned with in the spiritual realm, yet meant to exercise the Fruit of the Spirit with all who cross my path.
You too, Daughters, are heavenly royalty with me! We, together as princesses of our heavenly Father the King, can love others with all the femininity that makes us distinctly women, but bring down strongholds with our warrior strength! We are integral to His work here on earth and have a glorious future ahead of us on the other side of life.
So, the next time the mirror beckons you to look, and you ask it, “who is the fairest one of all?”, just know that it is you…and me…and we…TOGETHER! Let’s truly step out in the full confidence of our heavenly royalty, grasp who we truly are in Christ and change our world for all eternity!
But, I still get to be Wonder Woman! Na, Na…I called it first!