FROZEN, the movie & the Bible

This movie… I love it! My hubby took me to see it… actually I took my hubby to see it… and it was amazing. Singing. Princesses. Love. Funny Snowman. Can’t get better. 


If you haven’t seen it… I’m probably going to ruin it for you. Sorry about that…

If you don’t know – it’s about a princess, Elsa, who has powers.  She can make things winter-y by zapping her hands in a certain direction… like make it snow, make ice rinks, and HUGE ice castles. She was given this power when she was a babe and was told she would have to learn to control it and that FEAR would be her worst enemy. After a accident with the powers involving her sis Anna, she basically lives her life in her room because she is so terrified of how she might harm someone else. 

Well… as oldest princesses do… she became queen. In her inaugural ceremony, she had to take her gloves off (she wears them all the time because of that fear) to accept the queen-ship (fancy words there). In all the madness and chaos and flustration, Queen Elsa turns the entire kingdom into a very bad winter storm! It’s dreadful. The more fear she feels, the worse the wintery curse gets.

After running away, being found by her sis, and some angry towns people (and a lot of stuff in between)… Elsa returns to the kingdom. She learns something crucial – the only thing that can reverse the icy zap is… LOVE!! 

Get outta town! I think they stole that from the Bible!! 

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18

I loved it! The love literally melted icy fear away! I know it’s a Disney movie… but come on… it is so true! 

Elsa also had some problems with isolation because of her fear! She refused to let people in… afraid of their thoughts, afraid of hurting others, afraid she couldn’t be herself.  In her song, “Let It Go” she sings “Don’t let them in, don’t let them see the good girl you always have to be. Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know.”  
How many times do we act like that? 
How many times do we put on a front because we think we have to always be that “good girl’? 
We would rather build up walls than risk people knowing us, the REAL us… the good, bad, and down-right ugly.  Sometimes it’s easier to just shut everyone out… but it just drives the fear deeper and the consequences from acting on that fear to the extreme. 

What would happen if, in our fear, we CHOOSE to act on LOVE – to love our neighbor, love our spouse, love our enemy, love OURSELVES… even more. What if? What if we REALLY believed that perfect love actually drives out fear?  

What if we choose to let the fear go? What if we chose to get a tight grip on the TRUTH (because as I have discovered, FEAR IS A LIAR)?

We all have our Elsa moments at times… hiding away in our castles built of fear… refusing to love. BUT… woman up… and LOVE yourself and others. 

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