Frozen Series: No Fear
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity,
but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
–2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
Queen Elsa was born with special powers and she enjoyed them until she accidently hurt her sister, Anna, when they were at play. The Trolls told her that her power could be used for good or evil. She was kept away from her little sister and the castle was closed off from the rest of the kingdom. Everything that she touched became ice so her father gave her gloves to cover her hands advising her to conceal it meaning her powers.
Elsa was called a Sorcerer in the movie and there are some hard lined Christians who would not watch this movie because they believe that it deals with either witchcraft or sorcery. There are ancient mystics, believers in Christ, who had the ability to do amazing things. They could stand in front of you one minute and transport themselves to another country in a blink of an eye. One of my favorite saints, St. Francis, talked to animals and they talked to him; he loved them as creations of God. It is our fear that makes us denounce those who are different. It seems that people thrive off of fear, they prefer fear rather than courage or understanding of that which makes us different. There are holy ones among us who can see spirits that cannot be seen with the natural eye…these are the seers. There are those who know what is about to happen before it happens…these are your prophets.Did you know that Jesus was not expected to be the only one who could do the miracles that he did? John 14:12 tells us, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” It seems that people just want Jesus to be the miracle worker so they can lay back and receive the miracles. What are we afraid of?
Elsa locked herself away on a mountain for fear that she would hurt someone. We cannot operate our gifts/our powers out of a spirit of fear because then we become a destructive force. We are to shine our light for everyone to see rather than place it under a bushel basket. Speak healing in Jesus’ name and believe the healing is. We have to believe that the Kingdom of God is inside of us and that God gave us dominion over the earth. Sometimes it takes a crisis to unleash our gifts. Elsa had to face a crisis before she surrendered to the good of her gifts. She experienced sacrificial love which released her from fear enabling her and others in the kingdom to see the good in her gift.
Where there is fear there is no God power. Operate in the gifts that God gave you and see the wonders of our Lord!