For the last few Thanksgivings we have gotten together with family to celebrate. And it seems on Saturday after Thanksgiving we attend a movie. This year the movie was “Frozen”. I thought it was going to be a story about a funny snowman and a reindeer, but they were only minor characters in the overall movie. Though it wasn’t what I expected it was a really good movie.
There is a theme that runs throughout the movie that I did not expect. I don’t want to give away the plot if you haven’t seen it but I see a wonderful message of true love that does not get revealed until the climax of the movie. I can see a message intertwined throughout the movie and would recommend that if you have not seen it you should. And after you have watched look up John 15:13.
Spoiler alert: If you have not seen the movie you may want to read the rest until you have watched it.
The story clearly showed the tossing and turning of emotions and running this way and that way to find an answer but in the end the answer was simple and beautiful. It is a wonderful picture of what happens when we try to get the answer to our problems from every worldly direction before settling down and realizing the answer was inside us all the time.
I understand that the movie did not say that God put the answer inside. However my take on the movie is that God has put his love inside of us and if we live out of His love we will not live out of fear. There are many scenes that show fear overcoming everyone until there is a final act of selfless love that breaks that curse and allows them to see that love was the answer the whole time. The good part is that the love is not a sexual attraction love but a deep love that comes, in my opinion, from God.
They toss you and turn you from worldly love and this person has an answer and that person is the answer until finally the main character realizes what “true love” is. Through a selfless action the curse of the frozen area was broken and the flow of love melted the ice. I think that it is wonderful that there is a spell bounding movie out there for children that can help them understand a selfless act can change the world. Just like the selfless act that Jesus did on the cross, selflessness is one of the keys to life.
So I recommend that you watch this movie, even if you don’t have kids because it can leave you with a warm feeling even though it is “Frozen”. Oh, the snowman is funny. Enjoy your week and I will be back next week with more.