Thursday, January 24, 2013 Posted by Debbie Legg
Ah, yes. Fairy tales. I wrote about them a while back. Please forgive me if I borrow a bit from myself.
Have you ever wondered why fairy tales remain popular, why we never seem to outgrow them?
I still remember my mother taking me to my first movie, Disney's Cinderella. The beauty in rags, treated cruelly yet her heart remained open. The handsome prince who fell in love with her at first sight, choosing her above all others. Her kind mouse friends and providential fairy godmother bringing guidance and hope. The wicked stepmother vowing to take her down, no matter the cost. And finally [sigh] the cinder-sweeper is herself swept away by the prince, who let nothing stand in the way of his pursuit of her, to become the princess we knew she was from the beginning, living Happily Ever After…
This is the story of my life. It’s the story of your life. Our lives ARE fairy tales. Fairy tales are powerful because they are TRUE.
We are the beauty in rags (Song of Solomon 1:5-6), treated cruelly by those who refuse to see our beautiful hearts (Psalm 59). The villain, our Enemy the Devil, seeks any and every way to kill, steal, and destroy us (John 10:10). Our own mice and godmothers are our friends and loved ones (Ecclesiastes 4:12). And of course, Prince Jesus, our Hero (Zephaniah 3:17), who gives His life out of His love for us (John 3:16), whose name is Faithful and True, riding on His white horse to our rescue (Revelation 19:11).
Happily Ever After DOES EXIST, only we know it as HEAven.
What? Your life of laundry and carpool and bills is about as far from a fairy tale as you can imagine? My dear Cinderella, my prayer is that The Author, Father God Himself, will open the eyes of your heart to see past the sentences of your story to its Spirit.
They will see His face… There will be no more night… And they will reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:4,5)