Wednesday, April 20, 2011


So this afternoon when I was done with class, I watched the movie Tangled. It is a modern day Disney twist on the story of Rapunzel. It is a really cute movie! Of course it was magical:) I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not a big movie person so it was weird to sit down and watch it but it was really relaxing and much needed after a crazy last few days! As I was watching it, I couldn't help but notice the parallels between parts of the movie and the Christian faith. Here's a little plot summary for you:
A king and a queen have a baby, and an old lady steals the baby so she can stay young forever. The baby has magic hair(the baby is Rapunzel). The old lady raises the little girl and keeps her locked away in a tower so no one tries to steal her for her hair because it is so valuable. Each year on her birthday, the girl noticed floating lights in the sky and felt they were for her. Her parents would release floating lanterns in hopes that she would see them. She longed to go see them someday. On her 18th birthday she asks to leave the tower but the lady forbids her. When a guy running away from the kingdom stumbles upon her tower, he says he will take her to see the lights. She sneaks out to see them. After fighting off the bad guys and the good overcomes the evil, the girl is reunited with her parents, the king and queen. She realizes she is the lost princess everyone looks for each year. That's basically the plot line..
This is the scene that stood out to me the most:
It is SUUUUUPER magical. It kind of reminds me of watching fireworks on Main Street at Disneyland:)

This reminds me of the moment when we realize how great our God is. That moment when you are completely in awe of the wonder and the beauty of the Lord. The point when Rapunzel and Flynn release their lanterns into the air to me symbolizes the act of faith of releasing our lives into God's Hands, knowing He has it all under control :) The words to the song say "And at last I see the light and it's like the fog has lifted and at last I see the light and it's like the sky is new". These words are like the thoughts that go through your mind when everything becomes clearer because you have seen the Light. Everything is new and exciting and clear and much better because you have Jesus. Also when Rapunzel tries to give Flynn back the crown, he doesn't want it because he realizes what is important now, and it's not material things.

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