2014 Lenten Devotional – “40 Days Of Disney” – Day 11
Song #30 – “Once Upon A Dream” – Sleeping Beauty
Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty,” ranks high among the classics, complete with an enchanted forest, a damsel in distress, a wicked sorceress (soon to be reinterpreted by Angelina Jolie), and of course, a prince charming. In the song, “Once Upon A Dream,” our princess, Aurora, fantasizes about her prince coming to her to live happily ever after together
Similarly, in many of the prophetic books of the Hebrew Scriptures, authors wrote of their longing for someone to come and liberate their people. Some call this individual a “savior,” others use the title, “Messiah.” Isaiah, however, similar to Sleeping Beauty, dreams of a prince, saying, “A child is born to us, a son is given to us, and authority will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace,” (Isaiah 9:6, CEB). As Christians, we live with confidence that this dream has already come true, and that our lifelong love affair with “The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ,” has already begun. Not only that, but he has come to redeem us, liberate us from sin and death, and live in and with us “forever…for a never, a never ending.”
King of kings and Lord of lords, we praise you for also being our Prince of Peace. Help us experience the bliss and serenity that comes with knowing your love, and enable us to be instruments of your peace as you establish a kingdom beyond our wildest dreams. Amen.