Ok, I will admit it. I love Once Upon a Time from ABC. I probably lost about half my readers with that statement but I love it and am proud of it. And the reason isn’t because the acting is oscar status or the effects state of the art, it’s because the actors seem to 100% into their characters. They are committed to the script and do a good job at it. Also I just love fantasy stories and fairytales.
But the one thing that is the best in it is the happy endings. It feels like real life. Growing up with Disney, it seemed like everyone got their happy ending and they literally live happily ever after. In Once Upon a Time that isn’t always the case and it is a model that is more believable.
I got my happy ending with my prince but it doesn’t mean that we will live in palace and never have problems again. There will be always evil queens and bad people wanting to take that happiness away. The difference for my prince and I is that our fate has a name. It isn’t just chance or a good attitude that makes for a happy ending. It is faith but in the right thing.
God has His strange ways of revealing things to people and mine was in the latest episode I saw of Once Upon a Time. If you haven’t seen it then sorry for the spoil alerts. But I have grown fond of the evil queen and how much she just wants to be happy. But she has depended on herself for her happiness and done quite a few bad things to get it. Now she thinks that she is doomed to being unhappy forever because bad people don’t get happy endings. There’s a book that stops them from having their happy ending.
See where I am going with this? If not, then just hold tight. So That was where I thought about how God feels about us and how we feel about him. Those who have done bad things feel like the Bible condemns them to a life of unhappiness and misery but that isn’t the case. It just shows how your life will be without Christ to forgive you and bring you into his fold. Does God not like bad people? Yes. Did He create them to come back to him? Yes. So don’t think that just because you have done bad things God can’t love you and want you to have a happy ending.
Now, on the other hand, just because you have Christ in your life won’t mean the happy ending won’t be without trials. Just like with Snow and Charming, they had to fight constantly to keep it from being split a part. And many times it almost happened, but their true love is was kept them together in the end. It is the same true love God has for everyone. With His love, as a believer, you can face any troll or dragon in your path.
When “Storybrooke” needed a savior, it came in the form of Emma Swan. When our world needed a Savior, it came in Jesus Christ. And just like Henry had the heat of the true believer, we have to have the same faith in order to believe that God sent His only Son to die on the cross for us. I am glad I did and I hope you are too. And if you haven’t yet, I pray you will. Because we all want a happy ending.