From Mark Greene:
In the Bible’s accounts of Jesus’ birth, only one person rejects the good news. It’s not the socially-marginalised minimum-wage shepherds, not the old temple widow, not the carpenter and his virgin fiancée… it’s the person with wealth and power. It’s Herod. It’s the king.
In contrast to that, our own Queen is a monarch who, particularly in her Christmas broadcasts, has made her personal allegiance to Christ clear to millions of people. She has identified Him as her inspiration, her anchor and her source of strength in adversity. A wonderful example of a Christian disciple in public life.