Steven Brown tells the story of a Polish King who was out hunting with friends when he disappeared. They looked for him four days without success. Then, shopping in the marketplace, one of them spotted the king – working as a mere servant, a porter in the market.

They reprimanded him for serving in such a demeaning way, but the king responded: “Gentlemen, the load I have quitted is far heavier than the one you see me now carry. I have slept more in the last four nights than I have in all my reign. Elect whom you choose; for me it would be madness to return to court.”

-Brown is Pastor of Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church, Key Biscayne, FL

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