Takeaways From Frozen

Takeaways From FrozenSince its release, Disney’s animated movie Frozen has become extremely popular. Many have enjoyed watching it, time and again. Remakes of the song “Let It Go” have been popping up all over. Tons of people have had fun laughing over the antics of Olaf, a snowman from the movie who is quite the character!

While watching the movie, I noticed that its storyline demonstrates some truths from God’s Word. Here is what I took away from Frozen

  • Elsa’s struggle with controlling her powers reminded me of Paul’s struggle with sin, spoken of in Romans 7:15-24.
  • When Elsa ran away to the mountain after everyone found out about her powers, and began to let them loose, she thought that she was finally free. In reality, she was still trapped in isolation. There are those who think true freedom is being able to live however they want. Just like Elsa wasn’t truly free until she learned that love was the answer to obtaining mastery over her powers, we aren’t truly free until we have allowed ourselves to be set free by the love of our Savior. True freedom is found in Christ alone!
  • The way that Anna would stop at nothing to help her sister break free of the isolation and fear she’d been living under for so long, eventually sacrificing herself to that end, reminded me of how Christ pursues us, and went even to the point of laying down His life for us.
  • When Elsa accidentally froze Anna’s heart, the troll said that only an act of true love could thaw a frozen heart. The act of true love that saved Anna was her risking her own life to save Elsa from being killed by the man who was trying to take over their kingdom. This reminded me of John 15:13, which says that no man has greater love than the laying down of their life for their friends. True love is self-sacrificial. That is the kind of love Anna showed to her sister, and that is the kind of love Christ has shown to us.
  • The love Anna showed to Elsa completely changed her. In the same way, it is the love of Christ that brings about true change in our lives.

This is what I took away from the movie Frozen. Have you seen the movie? What do you like best about it?

2013 Highlights

2013 Highlights2013 has come and gone. Now, at the beginning of 2014, it’s a wonderful time to take a moment and review some highlights of the past year for calledandcreated.com. Here are 13 highlights of 2013 from Called and Created!

 


1.
 God Loves Me – We’ve heard that phrase many times, but do we recognize it’s true significance? http://calledandcreated.com/2013/09/god-loves-me/

2. Our Daddy – God is our Heavenly Father. In Christ, we can approach Him with the freedom of a child running to their dearly loved daddy! http://calledandcreated.com/2013/09/our-daddy/

3. Receive God’s Promises for You – God wants you to accept and enjoy the many blessings He’s made available to you in Christ!
http://calledandcreated.com/2013/09/receive-gods-promises-for-you/

4. L.A. Bound – A personal story of God’s provision in my life. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

5. God’s Wonderful Grace – God’s unmerited favor is on each of our lives in Christ!
http://calledandcreated.com/2013/10/gods-wonderful-grace/

6. Taste and See – Our God is a good God. Every good gift in our lives comes from Him! http://calledandcreated.com/2013/10/taste-and-see/

7. Your New Identity – If we are in Christ, then He is our new identity. http://calledandcreated.com/2013/10/your-new-identity/

8. Overcome Condemnation with His Truth – Focus on what God says about you, and overcome condemnation with His truth! http://calledandcreated.com/2013/10/overcome-condemnation-with-his-truth/

9. Images of God – How do you picture God? As a harsh and unfeeling judge, or as your loving Heavenly Father? Because of Christ’s work at the cross, God has promised not to be angry with or rebuke us today! http://calledandcreated.com/2013/10/images-of-god/

10. A Glimpse of His Love – The story of how I caught a glimpse of God’s amazing love and grace. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

11. Love Nailed to a Cross – A poem I wrote about all that Christ has done for us. http://calledandcreated.com/2013/10/love-nailed-to-a-cross/

12. The Enemy Has Been Defeated – As you go about your daily life, remember that the devil has been defeated! http://calledandcreated.com/2013/10/the-enemy-has-been-defeated/

13. The Gift of Salvation – Being a Christian isn’t about being a good person. It’s about believing in Jesus. Salvation is a free gift we need only receive! http://calledandcreated.com/2013/12/the-gift-of-salvation/