Saturday, December 20, 2014

He is a Gentleman: A Lesson from FROZEN

I'm sure many of you have seen the Disney
animated film Frozen. There are so many lessons
to learn from it. I know many of you will think
I'm "getting religious" on you, but here is
lesson I noticed in it: Anna's patience.
The definition for patience is long suffering,
and she certainly bore that. 

Anna didn't understand why Elsa would not come out of her room. 
All she knew was that she'd had a relationship with her sister, \
and now, for some unexplained reason, Elsa had cut it off.
Anna missed her sister, and Elsa missed her. But Elsa 
was afraid, afraid to open her bedroom door and let 
her little sister back into her life, for fear of
accidentally hurting her again. 
Throughout the years, Anna came knocking on Elsa's door,
always asking her to come out or let her in so they
could be together again. But Elsa's answer was always the
same: a closed door. 
What stood out to me about this was that Anna never once 
forced herself on her sister. I'm sure there were times she
felt inwardly angry, but we never see that part in the
knocking scenes. She was persistent, always asking 
and at times pleading, begging. But never once did
she say something like, "Elsa, either let me in or I'm
going to drag you out!" Not once did she ever barge
in uninvited. She always first knocked on the door,
asked for admittance, then...waited. Her waiting 
seemed endless. But she did wait. She waited
for her sister to open the door, and invite her
When their parents died, Anna tried harder than ever to 
reach out, but was left outside unanswered. Yet, she 
was still at that unopened door, waiting.

"Elsa, please I know you're in there. People are asking where you've been;"
"They say have courage, and I'm trying to..."
"I'm right out here for you."
"Just let me in."
"We only have each other, it's just you and me. What are we going to do?"

But it was always the same: no answer, Elsa wallowing in fear and a false sense of guilt.

Anna displayed a clear demonstration of long suffering and unconditional love.
She didn't abandon Elsa, ever. She was always there for her, just waiting and
longing to be sisters again.

Jesus Christ is like that with us. He knows what we need most of is Him. And He
wants to give it to us. He longs to have an intimate relationship with us, but 
He is a gentleman. Like Anna, He does NOT force Himself on us. He's 
always there at the door, knocking, asking, begging, but always waiting.
He's just outside the door of a person's heart, waiting for them to open
the door and invite Him in! He may do things to get our attention and draw us
to Himself, but He never forces the door open. He knocks, asks for 
admittance, and waits. He is always waiting. 

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice
and opens the door, I will come in to him (or her) and dine with
him, and he with Me." Revelation 3:20

"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness,
but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but
that all should come to repentance." II Peter 3:9

"All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who 
comes to Me I will by no means cast out." John 6:37

1 comment:

  1. I asked God how much He loved me? He stretched out His hands and, DIED!
    For me, for you! Good job Rebecca. You have it right. Jesus is our Gentleman. " that whosoever believeth in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. " I Love you! Dad