Once on land Joseph strides from the area where a ferry is unloading a variety of goods, and people of all ages and races. Joseph explains as he knocks on a door, “These are guest chalets.” A man in his 50s opens the door and introduces himself as George. You shake his hand his face seems familiar. George leads you upstairs. Where have you seen him before? And, your impression was everyone here, except visitors, is in their mid-thirties. In a twin-bedded room, you dump your rucksack on the nearest bed. When George speaks again in his upper-class British accent, he informs you he’s only prepared a light lunch as afternoon tea will be served at the palace. You stare at Joseph – you are going to a palace?!
Amused, Joseph answers your unspoken questions. “Most of us prefer to be seen at our prime age, but here we can choose how others see us. George arrived here aged 56. He enjoys serving the hero of his faith. His hospitality, life and age put people at ease. His deep-rooted faith in God drew a nation to pray which so touched God’s heart it delivered the people from approaching evil. Later, he was instrumental in creating a homeland for my people.” Suddenly you know where you have seen him before.
Wide-eyed and dumbfounded, Joseph speaks your conclusion. “Yes, King George VI. His role in the Kingdom of God is important, but he is also interested in meeting the visitors. Inwardly you question – why? You aren’t rich, influential or famous. Joseph answers, “Only God knows, once you believe that, whatever your circumstances, God has a purpose for your life and continue to seek Him, you may find it on earth, in eternity or both.”
Read: “These were the true heroes, commended for their faith, yet they lived in hope without receiving the fullness of what was promised them. But now God has invited us to live in something better than what they had – faith’s fullness…! Hebrews 11:39-40 (TPT)