2014 Lenten Devotional – “40 Days Of Disney” – Day 13
Song #28 – “Someday My Prince Will Come” – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” will live forever in American history as the Disney Classic that started them all. The film was the first, full-length animated feature and is regarded by many as the greatest animated film of all time. Meanwhile, the sentiment of the title character’s song, “Someday My Prince Will Come,” is as classic as the film itself, describing a princess longing to be swept away by her prince charming.
A perusal through several books of the Bible leads me to wonder how many sections could receive the sub-heading, “Someday My Prince Will Come.” There is a certain longing throughout both the Hebrew Scriptures for a hero to come save the people, and this is amplified even more so in the Gospel, when Jesus Christ, heralded as the “Prince of Peace,” ascends to heaven, promising to return. Later, in the book of Revelation, John records a prophetic vision of the return of Christ. However, unlike in Snow White’s song, where she sings, “and away to his castle we’ll go,” Christ literally brings his kingdom with him to reign on earth, as John writes in Revelation 21: 2, “I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband,” (CEB). Apparently Snow White was right when she sang, “and wedding bells will ring.” This blessed union is our hope in Christ!
Heavenly Prince, come build your kingdom on earth as it already is in heaven. We long for your reign here and now as we await your promised, future coming. Amen.