Above All, Expect a Fairy Tale*: Epilogue

Thursday, July 07, 2011 Posted by Debbie Legg

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When is the last time you read a story where the hero had an easy and comfortable life?   What?  You’ve NEVER read a story like that?  Of course not!  That’s because it would be BORING!

Let’s face it.  An easy life would be a boring life.  We think we want comfort because it’s what we have settled for, but in our deepest hearts, buried beneath the disappointments and sorrows, we yearn for something more.  We long to be part of a grand story, something bigger than we are.  Dare I say it?  Yes, yes I do.  We long to live a fairy tale.

Fairy tales don’t resonate so deeply in our hearts because we’ve heard them a million times or been conditioned by society.  They resonate because our lives are THE ULTIMATE fairy tales.  Good versus evil, trial and triumph, love and romance, honor and glory.   Life is full of battles, our individual stories a part of THE story.

WE ARE the chosen, unlikely heroes who reluctantly step into the roles we were born to play.  Through training and testing, mentored by sages, we live our lives.  We battle The Villain whose aim is to snatch us from our King into everlasting darkness.

It gets better.  We have a dual role in our fairy tale.  Not only is each of us the Hero, we are also the Beloved.  Jesus is the Hero of Heroes.  He is the Warrior King, fighting for us, providing for us, to woo us and win our hearts and take us to live with Him, Happily Ever After.

YOU:  Wait a minute.  What about that Happily Ever After stuff?  I could use a little H.E.A.

ME:  Don’t worry.  Christians will live Happily Ever After…but not yet.  H.E.A. doesn’t happen until H.E.A.VEN.  Truly, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9, Isaiah 64:4)

YOU:  [sigh] Okay.  That’s something to look forward to, but what about NOW? 

ME:  We can live the fairy tale now.  I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” (John 10:10, The Amplified Bible)  Jesus isn't talking about Heaven, He's talking about TODAY.

Ask God to bring His abundant life for you.

EXPECT it.  :)

*While these ideas are mine, John Eldredge has had them also, and he writes about them much better than I could in his book The Sacred Romance (which is why I never wrote my book).  For further information visit  www.ransomedheart.com.

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