‘Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, has ruled over the United Kingdom for more than sixty years. She is the second longest reigning British monarch. Each year, on Christmas Day, the Queen gives a message to the nation. In 2015 she said, ‘For me the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and anchor in my life.’ On Christmas Day 2012, she said: ‘This is the time of year when we remember that God sent his only son ‘to serve, not to be served’. He restored love and service to the centre of our lives in the person of Jesus Christ. It is my prayer… that his example and teaching will continue to bring people together to give the best of themselves in the service of others.’ – The Queen of the United Kingdom reminded us that Jesus spoke of another kingdom, a kingdom which he came to establish, and which he will come again to rule.’

Nicky Gumbel, Bible in One Year – Alpha devotional, (accessed 18/1/2015)