The devil was at it again. Abusing me with negative thoughts and sleepless nights. Fear grips me everyday and I feel confused, lost and so alone.
Then I saw the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ movie and wrote a blog about it.
(I know I should have picked up my Bible instead).
If you haven’t seen the movie, you should.
Scene 1 (in this blog):
Absolom: “I’ve come to the end of this life.”
Alice: “You’re going to die?”
Absolom: “Transform.” (The chrysalis begins to cover his body.)
Alice: Don’t go. I need your help. I don’t know what to do!
Absolom: “I can’t help you if you don’t even know who you are, stupid girl.”
Alice: “I’m not stupid! My name is Alice. I live in London. I have a mother named Helen and a sister named Margaret. My father was Charles Kingsley. He had a vision that stretched half-way around the world and nothing ever stopped him. He would have liked it here. I’m his daughter. I’m Alice Kingsley.”
Absolom: “Alice, at last!”
Scene 1 in my mind:
Me: I’m not stupid (or worthless, or rejected, or forsaken)! I am chosen. I have the Holy Spirit living in me. My Father is the King of the whole universe, the creator of all things, invincible, majestic and Holy. And yet my sins didn’t stop Him from giving up His life for me and nothing will ever stop Him from loving me. I am worthy and so loved. I am a co-heir with Christ. He is alive and lives in me. And I am His daughter. I’m a child of God.
Scene 2 (in this blog):
Absolom: “Remember, the Vorpal Sword knows what it wants. All you have to do is hold on to it.”
The sword of the Spirit is the word of God. It is alive and powerful. It is sharper than a double-edged sword. It will stand when all else fails. It will live forever. It is truth and nothing can change it. It will accomplish the purpose for which it is send. All I have to do is hold on to it. The Sword of the Spirit is my weapon against every attack of the enemy. No Jabberwocky will stay to taunt me.
Scene 3 (in this blog):
Alice: “Sometimes I believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast”.
Mad Hatter: “An excellent practice, but just at the moment, you should focus on the Jabberwocky.”
She looks up at the huge terrifying creature. The Jabberwocky roars. Alice whispers to herself, her voice trembling.
Alice (to herself): “Six impossible things. Count them, Alice. One! There’s a potion that can make you shrink. Two! And a cake that can make you grow.”
She draws the Vorpal Sword.
The Jabberwocky lowers its huge head and hisses.
Jabberwocky: “So my old foe, we meet on the battlefield once again.“
Alice is shocked. She hadn’t thought that it could talk.
Alice: “We have never met.”
Jabberwocky: “Not you, insignificant bearer. My ancient enemy, the Vorpal one.”
He strikes out suddenly with his spiked tongue. Alice lifts the Sword to defend herself and the Sword slices off the Jabberwocky’s tongue. It falls to the ground wriggling in the dirt.
The Jabberwocky can only make a burbling sound.
Alice: “That’s enough chatter.“
The Jabberwocky whips its pronged tail and knocks her to the ground. She lays for a moment, catching her breath and continuing her six impossible things.
Alice: “Three. Animals can talk. Four. Four, Alice!“
She pulls herself to her feet.
Alice: “Cats can disappear. Five. There is a place called Wonderland.”
She stands still for a moment, then slowly lifts her head. All fear is gone. There is nothing but fierce intention and bloodlust in her eye.
Alice: “And I can slay the Jabberwocky!“
She swings the Sword and attacks with fury.
Scene 3 takeaway:
The Jabberwocky was already defeated when Alice decided to take the sword and put on her full armor. I want to be like Alice battling the Jabberwocky (aka the impossible/the devil). I want to stand boldly declaring God’s faithfulness in the past and His promises for the future. I want to be bold and brave when I hold the invincible sword in my hand fully knowing its power to defeat the devil. The battle is won in my mind before it is won anywhere else. I will not listen to the negativity the enemy hisses in my ear. He has no power over me. I can slay the Jabberwocky in my life too!
P.S. I’ll probably write more blogs about revelations I’ve had while watching movies. In the meantime, you can guess what they could be. Stay tuned!
Also, if you’re encouraged, please let me know in the comments below (it means a lot).