Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf
Hebrews 13:16, John 3:16
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- What do these verses mean to you?
- Which part of scripture stands out to you the most? (Feel free to doodle!)
- What is one way you can show sacrificial love today?
What is sacrificial love, really? I found a definition that I love; let me share it with you. Sacrificial love is self sacrifice with the pure motivation to alleviate (make less severe) the suffering of others.
Throughout the story of Frozen, all four of these characters show this love to one another. Elsa hides her powers to protect her sister. Anna risks her life in order to make things right with Elsa. Kristoff, despite his own feelings for Anna, does everything in his power to help get her to Hans. Lastly, Olaf risks his own life to make sure Anna doesn't lose hers.
Hebrews says that we need to take every opportunity to do well to others. 1 Corinthians 16:14 also says that everything we do should be done in love. We should be avidly looking everyday for ways that we can love other people. Love takes sacrifice. Real love is suffering. We aren't going to be able to show God's love to this broken world if we don't sacrifice our selfish ambitions and desires. Even Jesus, faced with the cross, asked for His trial to be passed from Him. Real love is suffering. Jesus died for us. DIED. I can't think of a better example for sacrificial love than that of our Savior.
I encourage you guys to take this to heart. Let it simmer inside for a while. THINK ABOUT IT. Jesus sacrificed His life for us so that we could have the opportunity to share His love with others.