The United Kingdom remains in public mourning today following Thursday’s passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-reigning monarch. She took the throne in 1952 and served dutifully until the very end.
Her last act of public service came two days before her death when she appointed Britain’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss.
“The monarchy, royalty, is not a celebrity. The monarchy is there as a servant, and the Queen epitomized that so well; she was a servant,” says Roger Carswell, a traveling evangelist in Britain.
“The whole nation is in deep mourning over the death of the Queen. We knew she wasn’t well. But there was a feeling among British people that she would live at least to be as old as her mother, who was 103.”
Queen Elizabeth provided a constant presence to a dramatically changing world during her 70-year reign. More about that here.
“Everything you see in the news right now is about instability and losing the Queen,” International Media Ministries’ Denise Godwin says, speaking to MNN from an event in Europe.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray the uncertainty during this time of transition will soften hearts to the Gospel message.