This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. I Timothy 1:15-17, NKJV
I read fairy tales. Dragons, princes, ladies in distress, kings, queen, evil plotters, and court jesters are all members of my imagination. I want the handsome prince to win—the evil plotters to be brought to justice, the dragon tamed and the princess saved. I want the story to turn out right, a happy ending with everyone in a good place—except the bad guy, of course, because he deserves to be unhappy.
Life as it should be. We want our lives to be fairy tales, don’t we? We want to be rescued from our terrible job, the dragon that breathes down our neck with deadlines and duties. Or, maybe we want to be saved from the evil plotter—the person who deserves to be in a dungeon for all the gossip and strife they cause in relationships. Or, perhaps, we just need a court jester to make us smile with his silliness and bring some happiness in the midst of a terrible tragedy.
I have good news! We do live a fairy tale. Not what you expected, right? We do not see life as it should be, but neither do the characters in a fairy tale when the story starts. Something is wrong at the beginning—a dangerous dragon threatens the kingdom or the princess is snatched away from the royal family. What makes the story a fairy tale is that a hero rises up with bravery and strength and he makes the story right again.
Jesus Christ is the hero of every life story. “…Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners….” There is no more of a tragedy than sin invading the story of humanity and separating us from the great King of Kings. The King Himself comes in bravery and strength and He makes the story right again. He is our true love—the true Hero that saves the soul, not just the day. He is our fairy tale come true. And one day, He will come and finish the story—a happy ending—eternity with Him!
Thought provoker: Are you living a fairy tale? Not denying reality, but knowing that your True Love is the greatest Hero of all time and He makes the story right. Tell someone today about your Prince of Peace!
Lord, thank You for being my true Love and Hero who will set the story right. Thank You that You have already rescued my soul! I worship You today and I praise You for all You have done! Amen.