2014 Lenten Devotional – “40 Days Of Disney” – Day 14
Song #27 – “Do You Wanna Build A Snowman” – Frozen
The most recent film in the Disney animated treasury, “Frozen,” has proven to be the cultural phenomena Disney has been waiting for since the Renaissance period of the 90’s. Loosely adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” the story revolves around two sisters, one with enchanted powers. While intentionally breaking from the cliches of many of their previous princess films, “Do You Wanna Build A Snowman,” informs viewers from the start that they are in for a musical adventure.
The song begins with a knock on the door, as Anna, the younger princess, sings through the keyhole of her old sister, Elsa’s, bed chambers, encouraging her to “come out the door,” so that they can “go and play.” Much of the movie focuses on Elsa’s chosen isolation, as this particular song evolves into Anna’s more desperate plea, “I’m right here for you, just let me in.” This request is echoed in Revelation, 3:20, when Jesus Christ tells each of us, “Look! I’m standing at the door and knocking. If any hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to be with them…” (CEB). Sometimes it’s easier to lock the door on someone, than risk the vulnerability that comes from inviting them in to be a part of our lives, but that’s exactly what Christ asks of us, and his request comes with a promise of eternal, victorious communion with God.
God of the unknown, we hear the voice of your Son calling our name, but we fear the consequences of answering. Give us courage to answer your call so that Christ may enter our hearts, change our lives, and live with us eternally. Amen.