May 13, 2018

Remembering Our Royal Heritage

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise”.—Galatians 3:26-29 (KJV)

Mother’s Day is a great time to discuss heritage. Most people’s lives are far from perfect, but everyone has blessings passed down from their forefathers.  That could be freedom, knowledge, or any number of advantages.

My last article was about Mephibosheth, the grandson of King Saul. David saw the royalty in this underestimated son of his late best friend, Johnathan. The king took this forgotten royal from the hole he was living in to his own palace.

Many people are living in pits of some kind today. They may question their self-worth.  Some people question their divine origins as well. In this writing we’ll explore the realities of inherited power in real life and fiction.

The Heritage of Jesus Christ

As children of God, human beings are able to tap into the power of Christ’s pedigree. The humble carpenter came from a long line of prophets and other luminaries—including King David. Here are some of the most notable figures in his line:

Ruth and Boaz
King David

The Bloodlines of Racehorses

A Bloodstock agent will bid, and broker deals, on thoroughbred racehorses. They often research the pedigree for years.  Agents also check the conformation (shape and structure) of the animal. (Think of dog-show judges.) This helps them determine the current value of the animal. It also a good way to estimate the characteristics and value of the racing star’s unborn progeny.

Nobody worries when a foal born to a pedigreed horse comes out with shaky legs and cloudy eyes. This situation is only temporary. It’s a stage. It doesn’t affect the horse’s potential to win major races within the next two to three years.

Secretariat overcame unbelievable odds to win the top trophy in the industry: the Triple Crown. This means he won all three of the top races in the U.S.: the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes, and the Preakness Stakes. Both he and his jockey were seriously injured. They were also undervalued. They weren’t expected to win any major race, let alone the top trophy.

Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973. The previous victor was Citation in 1948. The champion’s record still stands. He has many descendants, but some of them stand out as winners. His now-retired great-great-great grandson, American Pharoah, won the Triple Crown in 2015.

Even though the most renowned of Secretariat’s descendants no longer race, they are still loved. In Virginia, people love to get near them merely because they’re Secretariat’s offspring. Owners take them to fairs, and such.

The bloodline is coveted. A breeder may pay up to $500,000 to tap into that famous heritage. Some of the racehorse’s most well-known offspring sire around 1,200 foals.

Children of Pagan Gods in Fiction

Rick Riordan is a popular author. He has written four or five children’s series. In his stories of Greek and Roman demigods (including Percy Jackson), the kids take on the main attributes of their divine parents:
  • Harnessing the power of water
  • Combat
  • Wisdom
  • Metalworking
  • Changing the shape of the ground underneath them
  • Shapeshifting
  • Controlling the function of fire

My Conclusion

“Find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”—Deepak Chopra
“The past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate your future.”—Marilyn Ferguson

Every human or animal with a noble lineage has untapped ability. It’s up to us to see past the “failures” of today.

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