Monday, November 19, 2012
Once Upon a Time and the Gospel!
Let's think about the main story plot: A group of people live in a wonderful world filled with wonder, magic, true love, and happy endings. One day an evil queen puts a curse on the land and instantly these people are transported to another land where there is no magic, no true love, and no happy endings. Worse, they are trapped there with no way to escape and no way to return to their world. Even WORSE, the curse has erased their memories of this magical place and turned their lives into monotonous, mundane existences.
Then comes the promised one, the one who was prophesied to come and break the curse. She is the only one who can break the curse and set them free so they can remember where they came from and be able to get back. She does so, and another portal is opened between the worlds, but another evil spell is cast keeping the people from it. Yet, they do remember their old world filled with magic and happy endings. They remember who they are and their place in that world and they now devote themselves to trying to find a way to get there.
Cool, huh? I suppose that's why I love Fairy Tales and movies like Narnia so much! There is another world beyond this one. It's beautiful and wonderful beyond our wildest imaginations! It's filled with love and wonder and miracles and a place where all our dreams come true. There are castles and knights and adventures! Battles between good and evil. Everything you ever hoped for in this world is there. Its' real! Even people who don't believe in God know something is wrong with this world. They know that death and sorrow and agony are not right. Something has gone terribly wrong. We are cursed, but God has lifted that curse and shown us the portal home. The portal is Jesus. Our home is Heaven. So, let's be about our work and wake up as many people as we can and tell them Heaven exists and we know the way!