Monday, July 2, 2012

So Many Prince Charmings

I saw Brave tonight. I've been waiting eagerly to see the movie since the first trailer came out, but because of work and traveling, I haven't been able to see it until now. It was well worth the wait.

One thing I enjoyed was that for the first time, the princess made it through an entire film without being swept away by a Prince Charming of some sort.  Even in Mulan (my favorite), while the female protagonist is strong and independent, she eventually must be rescued by her handsome prince.

And that isn't necessarily a bad thing.  It is okay for a girl to be swept off her feet by her "prince."  Love and romance were created by the Lord.  They can bring glory to Him.  However, I admire the fact that a story has finally been told where falling in love isn't something that has to happen in order for the princess to feel satisfied with who she is.

I heard a friend say once, "You aren't a princess because you may fall in love with a prince. You're a princess because you're the daughter of a King."

Merida was not yet ready for love.  She was young and still searching for answers.  She enjoyed life without having to desperately wonder why her prince hadn't arrived.  It wasn't yet that time and she didn't mind at all.  I like that.

I don't want my life to be stuck on pause until my prince comes to carry me away to our happily ever after.  I want to be a girl who pursues Jesus without hesitation.  If He brings a prince who seeks to run towards Him alongside me, then I will rejoice in that.  If He doesn't, I will still rejoice.

God is enough.

Finding love is a wonderful thing.  I hope I find my prince someday too.

But I have found Love.  And as long as I have Him, I am not lacking in anything.

Psalm 16:2
I say to the Lord, "You are my Lord;
Apart from you, I have no good thing."

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