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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Frozen and Psalm 2

  The movie Frozen seems to be one of the most popular movies made. There is Frozen merchandise everywhere. Frozen books, cups, plates, stuffed animals, dresses and the list goes on. Almost every kid can sing the songs in the movie--even our own daughter, after watching it once has the words 'let it go' ingrained in her head. This post is not a review of the movie Frozen. I don't have time for that and I am sure that others have done a full review. I have only watched the movie once. There were some positive parts to the movie. But one thing I heard gave me the chills. It is the lyrics to the song "Let it go." Here is one stanza from that song.
It's funny how some distance,
makes everything seem small.
And the fears that once controlled me, can't get to me at all
It's time to see what I can do,
to test the limits and break through.
No right, no wrong, no rules for me.
I'm free!

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The story that led up to this song helps explain things a bit more. Elsa is a princess with power in her hands to make snow and ice. This ability gets her into some trouble, so here parents tell her to hold this ability in and don't let others know. For most of Elsa's life she is locked in her room so no one will know or get hurt. Finally she becomes queen. At that time she can't hold her powers in and leaves her sister, position, and home behind. She sings as she leaves that now she is going to do things her way. She is going to determine how she lives her life. Her kingdom may be a frozen wasteland, but at least she is free to be herself and rule in her way. The old rules and restrictions are gone. Hello to a brand new world where she is free to live the way she wants.

This Disney song reminds me of another song. King David wrote this song. It is found in the book of Psalms; the second Psalm of that book. There it says, "Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and His Anointed, saying, "Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us." (Psalm 2:1-2)

Here we have the rulers of the earth who represent all peoples seeking to free themselves from God's rule. They rage in anger against God. They seek to overthrow His rule. They consider His laws and rules to be like chains and ropes that bind them. They are rebelling against the Lord. They want to sit on God's throne. This is what Adam and Eve wanted when they fell. They wanted to be like God, knowing good and evil. This is what the Devil wanted when he fell. "I will set my throne on high." (Isaiah 14:13) The king of Tyre wanted the same thing. "Because your heart is proud and you have said, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods,'" (Ezekiel 28:2)

Our sinful natures are so corrupt and proud, that we want to kill God and take His place on the throne of the universe. This is how we naturally act. We want to live as we chose. We will decide what is right and wrong. We will follow our heart. We will not listen to others. We are the most important. We are worthy of the respect and servitude of others. We can see this in our own lives and the lives of every human being We see this in our culture as we seek to get rid of all the old remnants of the old and somewhat Christian past.  This desire to be god is seen in the movie Frozen. 

God laughs at the attempts of people to rule their lives in their own way. All their kingdoms will fail. Only His Anointed's kingdom will last. No one will keep Him from the throne. The only thing we should do is to kiss the Son, that is to bow our knees in reverence and submission before Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords who is our refuge. Otherwise, He will come in wrath against us, His enemies.


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