Disney’s Onto Something…

“A prince gets married, the bad guy is dead. It’s a real Disney weekend here on Earth.”

A few people wrote this as their status update on facebook yesterday and it got me thinking about the whole concept of Disney and fairy tales. Fairy tales are all so different yet they have the same story line. There is a beautiful Princess and a handsome Prince. There is some kind of villain that usually separates the Princess from her Prince. In the plot the Prince is on a mission to rescue his Princess and at the end after he kills the bad guy he gets to be with his Princess…and we all know the ending from that point on… they ride off into the sunset together and “live happily ever after”… 🙂

I am way past the time of believing that fairy tales happen in real life. I even remember writing about it in one of my psychology classes; how Disney’s portrayal of “love” gives young girls false ideas about how love is supposed to happen and how prince charming’s exist. Maybe if my prince charming comes riding in on a white horse tomorrow I’ll change my mind. 😉 Nevertheless- although I think Disney got many things wrong- I think he may be onto something when it comes to fairy tales and love… because the more I think about the story lines of fairy tales the more it reminds me of the story line of God and His love for His Bride….

Making the connection between fairy tales and God’s ultimate love story is pretty easy. The Prince: Jesus. The Princess: the bride (church). The villain: satan. The Princess was created for her Prince, Jesus – and when she chose to listen to the bad guy (satan) she was then separated from her Prince… until He came to her rescue by coming down on Earth and paying the price for her sin on the cross; giving her the chance to once again be reunited with Him…

Our story isn’t really over yet… although Jesus came to our rescue and gave us the chance through salvation to be reunited with Him in our “happily ever after” in heaven we still live in this world. The “villain” still exists and he’s still working hard to separate the Princess from her Prince in any way possible. Our job while we wait for our Prince to come once again is to stay strong in our faith and not give into the ways of the world because we know we won’t be here for long. We need to fight the good fight and not let satan once again tempt us to stray away from the One who loved us to the point of giving up His most precious Son to make a way for us…

 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

The best part? God promises to never leave us during our journey here on earth. He sent us His Holy Spirit to be our comforter and guide as we live our lives on a daily basis and with His help we WILL be His victorious and faithful Bride when He comes back for us. 🙂 I think God’s love story beats Disney’s fairy tales any day. 😉 

 “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” – Hebrews 13: 5

Whether you know it or not, you’re part of the most beautiful love story ever written… A story with a real “happily ever after”… And one day our Prince WILL come in the clouds… and our story here on earth will finally be finished. 🙂

 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory…” – Mark 13:26

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2 thoughts on “Disney’s Onto Something…

  1. What a wonderful connection! Mr. Walt Disney was a very smart man, I dont doubt for a second that our famous fairytales were all well thought of and hold many deep meanings.

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    • 🙂 Yeah. Lucky for us… God’s love story is NOT a fairy tale but real… Disney should’ve created a movie about that!

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