Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, in a world where fairy-tales were lived, not just told; evil was battled and good won, and life ended in happily-ever afters....
I started watching a new TV series called: Once Upon A Time. The very first episode opens with these words:
"There was an enchanted forest filled with all of the classic characters we know. Or think we know. One day they found themselves trapped in a place where all their happy endings were stolen. Our world."
Those words quoted above that scrolled on the screen intrigued me. Especially these, "One day they found themselves trapped in a place where all their happy endings were stolen."
Well, that is what the enemy tries to do to us, isn't it? That is his goal. That is his whole purpose. He can't really (unless we allow him to), but he sure hopes that we'll fall for that lie. He sure wants to steal our happy endings. He wants to make us believe that happily-ever-afters.... REAL happily-ever-afters never really happen.
Through each episode the story flips from the "our world" that they find themselves in... and the fairy-tale world in which they have been doomed from. In the book, the fairy-tale world is where they're really from, their characters there in fairyland are who they really are. And the interesting part of several of the episodes is hearing one little boy (the only one that still truly knows) say about the characters in "our world" is that, "They don't remember who they are."
And isn't it that truth that entraps us. If we're believers, true believers in the King and His Son and His Kingdom, then we are really royalty! This "our world" that we find ourselves living in is only temporary. There is evil still fighting against us. And whether we always think so or not, good really will win in the end. And yet, in this "our world" deception, we rarely see ourselves in our mirrors as our Father the King sees us. We too, too often, don't remember who we really are! The spell, if you will, of the deceit of the enemy.... and the wardrobe we find ourselves wearing against a greater inside intense knowing..... We fail to remember that this world isn't our home, and that yes, our happily-ever-after ending really, really, really, truly IS coming!
If you are a believer in Jesus, then, if you are not royalty, then God is not King. But... if you are... (*big smile!*), then one day You'll see Him.... and we'll see us as He does!!!! We'll know who we really are... like we've never begun to imagine before! And we'll know Him in a way that we cannot even fathom! It really is real, right now we're stuck in this world... but one day we'll live in our Eternal One!