Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Gift of "Frozen"

I've been considering adding a new dimension to the blog. I'd like to start posting a series on gifts because the Lord gives us so many every day. Since the usual blog I post disappeared after 2 hours of work this afternoon, I thought this might be a good time to begin with a gift. Have you ever thought of a Disney movie as a gift? After reading this you may have a new perspective on viewing Disney.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. I Peter 2:24

There in the dusky light of the classroom, on a day of frozen recess, my little students spend their time watching as the computer reflects the light of Frozen onto a screen dropped from the wipe board. Children are entranced by yet another story from Disney. The innocent young girl, Anna, struggles to survive because her heart has been frozen by her sister, Elsa. Now the daggers of ice are claiming her body and soon she will be as still and frozen as the landscape around her. Only an act of true love can reclaim her heart. Anna’s wicked fiancé makes an attempt to slay Elsa but with Anna’s last strength she wards off the blade of her fiancé’s sword. Anna is left frozen; or so it seems. Everyone was led to believe that like Snow White, Anna would revive with the kiss of true love from her prince charming, Kristof. It was not to be. Anna was the one who would show the act of true love by neglecting herself for the sake of her sister’s life. As the children watched, the ice began to disappear from Anna. She awakened in the arms of her sister, weeping over her. And they all lived happily ever after.

Just as Elsa’s life was cursed with the magic of frozen, so have our lives been cursed by sin. Just as Anna bore Elsa’s sin in her body, so Jesus took our sin and bore it on the cross. Anna knew the cost to save Elsa, just as Jesus knew the cost to save me and you. The cost - Jesus death on the cross – an act of true love. Anna’s life was restored. Jesus rose from the dead. Anna and Elsa and the town lived happily ever after. So we who put or faith in Jesus, repenting of our sins, will live happily for eternity with Him in heaven.

Elsa’s heart was broken that she had caused the death of her sister. Has your heart been broken over the sin in your life that caused Jesus’ death? Have you sought the forgiveness that Jesus offers to each of us? May you live happily ever after in Christ Jesus.
Blessings on your week,
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