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Messy Church - March 2017

The popular Disney film Frozen has prompted quite a few Messy Churches to look at the Christian themes and values of the story about Real love.

Elsa has magical powers, to make everything freeze – but she was frightened: frightened to touch anything, she was locked up, frightened to play with her sister Anna, frightened she would hurt Anna. When she got angry and lost control, she turned the ground to ice – everyone looked at Elsa: is she bewitched? Is she crazy?

Elsa was frightened so she ran and ran turning everything she touched into ice.

Anna is playful, she wanted to have fun, she was full of adventure, but she was lonely – she had no friends to play with.

Jesus said: Come to me – run to me and I will give you rest. Jesus said: Give me all your worries because I care for you.

Have you got worries, are you frightened like Elsa or lonely like Anna? – Jesus wants to know.

Olaf is such a happy character. So innocent that he does not know that the summer sun will melt him.

Jesus wants us to have that innocence, like that of little children (Matthew 18:1-4)

We need to change our mindset and think like children think. Not that we become immature and act childish in the traditional sense, but that we accept things in simplicity. Children have a way of believing everything you say and believing it as fact. It's only when we grow up that we tend to question everything. The currency of the kingdom of heaven is faith.Sven the reindeer is kind, helpful and unselfish.

Jesus want us to show that kindness to everyone. So in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you. (Matthew 7:12)

 

Like Snowflakes, God made each of us different and unique. (Psalm 139:14). Whilst individual Snowflakes are small, but when they stick together as snow, they can make a big impact. Ask God how you can play a part with others to achieve his work.

 

Trolls had a deeper knowledge of Elsa’s magic. Elsa’s parents took Anna to see the trolls when they needed help. The Bible tells us that God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1)

 

 

Prayer

Dear Lord

Give us the innocence of Olaf, the kindness of Sven, and remind us to look to you when we are worried and afraid.

Thank you for loving us as individuals and help us to do your work.

Amen

 

 

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