The Queen writes about her faith ahead of 90th birthday
Mon, 22 Feb 2016
The Queen has spoken of her thankfulness to God for his “steadfast love”, in a new book to celebrate her 90th birthday.
Writing in the foreword to ‘The Servant Queen and the King she serves’, Her Majesty also says she has seen God’s faithfulness over the course of her life.
The book has been written to coincide with the Queen’s birthday, which is being marked later this year.
She comments: “I have been – and remain – very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love. I have indeed seen his faithfulness.”
The Queen also references her many different experiences over her record-breaking reign, saying: “The extent and pace of change has been truly remarkable” and: “We have witnessed triumphs and tragedies.”
The book has been published by The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, HOPE and the Bible Society.
A twelve-page version for schools is being made available by Scripture Union.
I have indeed seen his faithfulness
Her Majesty the Queen
The Queen has often used her traditional Christmas message to speak of forgiveness, Jesus’ sacrificial life, the fact that no one is beyond God’s love and the example that she herself takes from Jesus Christ.
Last year she noted that the world “has had to confront moments of darkness”, but, “the Gospel of John contains a verse of great hope, often read at Christmas carol services: ‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’”
In 2014 she referred to Jesus as the Prince of Peace, and in 2012 she said that God “sent his only son ‘to serve, not to be served’”.