Today is Wednesday's Word with a twist...A Disney twist to be exact.
My family, in accordance to Thanksgiving tradition, went to the movies and this year it was a wonderful and heart warming FAIRY TALE!!
Disney's animated retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale unravels a fine Disney yarn.
It is after all a story of a lost princess!
An old-fashioned story with a true storybook feel, that is a music-sprinkled story of heroism and self-discovery.
The never-dying hope and love of parenthood is well represented in Tangled. Rapunzel's anguished parents never give up on somehow finding their beloved child. And when they are all reunited in embraces and tears, I sniffed and wiped a tear from my eye.
Though not intentional on the creators of the movie, my mind, heart and spirit could not help but be swept away with the spiritual connotations.
The likeness of the relationship between we women and our Prince and Hero, Jesus.
I don't want to over-spiritualize the experience, but I believe there is something very significant and divine in our nature as women to long for that princess state. Girls long to be loved and adored, rescued (even if it means scaling impossible odds even with all our "Tangled" mess), to ultimately give our heart to our hero.
At an early age we are captured by fairytales, maybe because we all identify with the beautiful sweet princess that is not treated fairly and then gets rescued by a strong handsome prince. Our minds somehow relate with being mistreated and
we hope that one day a Prince will rescue us
from all of the hurt that we have endured.
And when He rescues us He will desire us, cherish us, and we will live HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
HIS Divine Princess!We are dear to the heart of Christ. We are sisters of the Prince of Peace with virtues that create true beauty, such as honor, charity, compassion, sharing truth and fairness.