Frozen Series: Love Melts a Frozen Heart
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1Corinthians 13:4-8
There are wonderful lessons in the movie “Frozen” lessons on decision making, discernment, choices, leadership and love. This expression is all about love. If you have not seen this animated movie I suggest that you look at it a few times, first for the enjoyment and music, then for the lessons and then look at it seeing the lessons that you need to get for your own life. If you have seen it then the characters that I mention will be familiar to you.
Poor Princess Anna made the choice to marry a man she met the day of her sister’s coronation. Later in the movie Olaf helped to save her life by starting a fire. Olaf is a snowman who loves the concept of summer who enjoyed the fire but of course he began to melt. Princess Anna and Olaf were in a discussion about what love is and Olaf said that he knew what love was, “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.” Anna yells, “Olaf you are melting!” He looks at her and says, “Some people are worth melting for.” This definition cannot get any clearer. It aligns so well with 1 Corinthians 13, “It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking.”
The salvation for all in this movie was what the Trolls defined, “Only an act of true love can melt a frozen heart.” There are so many people living with a frozen heart because of past pains from family who betrayed them, relationships gone awry, children who disappoint or careers that have not manifested. People give up, close doors, shut others out; all these actions are actions of fear. Fear is dangerous and it opposes God in every way. Love opens the doors, love eradicates fear and love never fails.
Just to prep you for the movie there were multiple acts of true love…
Sven(pet reindeer) to Kristoffwhen he wanted to run from love.
Olaf to Annahe protected her on her journey
Kristoff to Annahe guided her on her journey to discovery
Anna to Elsashe encouraged her sister that she was loved
Elsa to Annashe realized that family is love
We should never allow our fears to close us off from the opportunity to love. Sometimes you may have to shut yourself off from the world to discover who you are and embrace your gifts but once you know in this moment love grows inside of you and you can throw open the doors and share that love with the world. You can heal your home, your community, your castle, and your subjects all with the power of love. Unfreeze your heart and warm up with love.