Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 12, 2022

Why We Love A Love Story

“The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever.” Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18

I know the following idea flies in the face of political correctness and modern feminism (although, does “feminism” exist anymore since “gender is a social construct” and no one can actually define what a woman is?). But, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a great love story?

There are the classics made popular in the 1950s by Walt Disney, like Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. And there are the originals upon which most “classics” are based, like Beauty and the Beast, published in 1740, but inspired by a second-century tale from ancient Greece. Of course, there’s my favorite (and, if you haven’t seen it or read it yet, it will be yours too once you do): The Princess Bride.

These greats generally have a common theme: someone is in distress (usually a “damsel” of some sort), and then someone (typically a Prince) fights the good fight to rescue her.

But did you know that all the great fairy tales like these are mere shadows of THE ONE TRUE LOVE STORY? This original love story was written in eternity past, with the stage being set for thousands of years—from Creation until the first cries of the Prince’s arrival on the scene.

You see, this Greatest Story Ever Told, shows how all of humanity was in utter distress until our Prince (the Prince of Peace, Lord of lords, King of Kings) made a way to rescue us. Before being saved, we wandered through life—lost and broken—searching for that soul-level reunion pined for by every human. Meanwhile, Prince Jesus has fought and won the battle against our great enemies (sin and death), and He stands victorious awaiting that reunion with us.

Can you see it? Friend, this is why fairy tales resonate so deeply with people (women and men alike)! We have a deep, visceral need for rescue—a God-shaped hole in need of filling. But that need will never be satisfied by an earthly relationship, drugs, alcohol or shopping. This rescue is only successful when we grab the hand of the Great Rescuer, Jesus. And when we do, He will sweep us off our feet and make us His Bride. Then, when our time on this earth is done, we’ll go to His Kingdom to live eternally…literally, happily ever after.

“Jesus, You are The Knight in Shining Armor—our great Rescuer. I pray that just one person reading this will reach out and accept Your hand by faith, welcoming Your Victory for their life.”

For His Glory

Julianne Winkler Smith
TRBC Women’s Life


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