There is no fear in love
If you have a daughter at home, I’m sure you are familiar with Disney’s Frozen. The story is about two sisters on an interesting journey in life. Queen Elsa is plagued with a mysterious power with snow, while Princess Anna is full of fun and courage. After watching it about five times, the Lord showed me once again that He can speak through any vessel.
In short, in a string of situations, out of fear, Queen Elsa freezes the whole town of Arendelle. In addition, she freezes the heart of her sister Anna. Hans is an enemy that tries to capitalize on the sisters’ misfortune.
Somewhere in the storyline, they realize that it will take a true act of love to counteract the issues with the snow and to unfreeze the heart of Princess Anna. Through a string of circumstances, in a twist, Anna ironically rescues her sister, sacrificing her life. However, the sacrifice was the act of true love that they were looking for. It saves Arendelle and reverses her frozen heart.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. (1 John 4:18)
This love is the love that keeps a couple at the altar, when they are fearful about the future. The same love that fights through danger to save a drowning child. The same love that prays for a family member through hard times, when they do not want prayer.
This love allows us to approach life with a sense of boldness, the love we inherit from Christ, which kept him on the cross. There is a fear that is productive in our lives, it’s the healthy reverence for our God.
In reality, God has provided us with the source that helps rule over our emotions The Bible encourages, “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NLT) – Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy, serves full-time at America’s Keswick, and is a student at Lancaster Bible College
Think About This: When we truly worship the Lord, we absorb His person. We drink in His attributes. When we do, He realigns our reality. He rearranges our perspective. Rolland Jones
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”’ Numbers 6:24-26