Does Walt Disney have it all wrong?
I know more than a few women that take on that whole princess persona, and I have always thought. “Who the heck, wants to be with someone that needy.” But it got me thinking. Why do so many girls, and even grown women long, or desire to take on that persona?
Well what is a princess? Isn’t a princess the daughter of the king? Doesn’t that mean that every Christian woman is by extension a princess? How many different places does the Bible call us the children, or sons and daughters of God. Brothers and sisters in Christ, who is the King. So is this a longing for women to take their rightful place?
Seeing the women around us for who they really are.
This seems to be a confirmation of the God shaped hole that we are born with. I have often heard the sermon or teaching on wives submit to your husbands, and know more than a few people, men and women that get offended at such a thought. Why, because we have such a confused and distorted understanding of what it means.
If you think of a great King or Queen what comes to mind? Do you picture Henry 8th or is it Arthur? What about Queen Elizabeth, whatever the case most often we do not imagine Prince John from Robin Hood, or the queen in Snow White? No we picture the kind gentle caring monarch. The one who cares for the people. Princess Buttercup, who cares about the poor, not Anne Boleyn. So why do we have a problem with submitting?
See if you’re a man, you are called to submit not to another person, but to Christ. Called to submit, to love others so much that death is the least you can do. Submitting to death even death on a cross. So how can you not care enough about your wife, that serving her is your natural position. Isn’t that what it means to be a Christian, to submit to one greater than yourself, and to serve those that are in your life
So who wants a princess? Well thinking it over I guess I do.