After 70 years of faithful service as the Queen, perhaps it's the service to Queen Elizabeth II's Saviour that is her legacy.
"Now she's gone to be with her Lord," says Charles Morris with Haven Today on Friday morning, a day after she passed.
On the radio program, author and journalist Catherine Butcher shared how Queen Elizabeth II's life was one of great faith.
"Every year she made a broadcast to the Commonwealth, which she wrote herself," says Butcher. "The Queen wrote her own Christmas broadcasts. She regularly spoke about her faith in Jesus."
Butcher says that the Queen had a few favourite Bible stories, one of them being the Good Samaritan.
"She talked about Jesus Christ as her inspiration, role model, and anchor in her life. She referenced his birth, death, and resurrection, and she talked about the hope that we have because of Jesus."
Butcher goes on to say that sharing her faith and eternal hope came naturally to Queen Elizabeth II.
"Wherever the Queen lived, she went to church. At Balmoral, there's a little church just outside the gate. The home she used at Christmas in the east of England, she would slip in the side door and sit in the pew just like anybody else. She wasn't expecting ceremony or anything else as she was just there to worship her King. She worshipped the king of Kings and was happy to talk about it."
Direct Quotes of Faith
Within Butcher's new book, Our Faithful Queen: 70 Years of Faith & Service, she shares direct quotes from the Queen regarding her faith.
"I know just how much I rely on my faith to guide me through the good times and the bad," the Queen said during a speech in 1981. "Each day is a new beginning. I know that the only way to live my life is to try to do what is right, to take the long view, to give of my best in all that the day brings, and to put my trust in God!"
In 2011, the monarch spoke of forgiveness.
"Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian faith. It can heal broken families, it can restore friendships and it can reconcile divided communities. It is in forgiveness that we feel the power of God’s love."
Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves – from our recklessness or our greed. God sent into the world a unique person – neither a philosopher nor a general (important though they are) – but a Saviour, with the power to forgive."
The service of Jesus is one that inspired and guided the Queen Elizabeth II's service to all those she lead.
"Christ not only revealed to us the truth in his teachings. He lived by what he believed and gave us the strength to try to do the same – and, finally, on the cross, he showed the supreme example of physical and moral courage."
Before she even took the throne, Elizabeth was ready for a life of service. She made it known on her 21st birthday in 1947 during a radio broadcast.
"I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. But I shall not have strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join it with me, as I now invite you to do: I know that your support will be unfailingly given. God help me to make good my vow, and God bless all of you who are willing to share it."