Wilhemina of the Netherlands became queen when she was only 10 years old. Until she became of age in 1898, her mother governed as Queen Regent. In her first appearance as Queen of the Netherlands, Wilhemina stood on the balcony of her palace in Amsterdam and stared with a small child's wonder at her cheering subjects. "Mamma," she asked, "do all these people belong to me?"

"No, my child," replied the Queen Regent. "It is you who belongs to all these people."

Royalty and those in high authority have an awareness of the dignity of service in a special degree. But this is the truest concept of successful living for everyone. Jesus emphasized this when He said, "Whosoever will be great among you must be your servant." (Matthew 20:27) He knew how it ennobles the heart and satisfies the soul to serve others.

The unhappy person is usually the one who is self-centered, whose whole world revolves around himself. Someone has said, "The self, centered on itself, is off center for its center is God."
We belong to Him and our chief reason for being is to serve Him and our generation.
It is the way to happiness and true greatness.



From a daily devotional  






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