Sometimes the simplest stories hold the deepest truths.
Jesus told simple stories of shepherds searching for their lost sheep, or of sons returning home after wasting an inheritance. These stories stay with us as we ponder their truths.
The movie Frozen has been on my family’s shelf for a long time now. Yet I still find myself thinking over some of the lines that are used in the movie.
I’m always amazing at the unexpected places you can find God. Frozen is no different. I found 6 powerful quotes in Frozen that show God and His truths.
1. “I’m never going back, the past is in the past!”
You probably know that Elsa sings this line in the song, “Let It Go” as she’s running from the damage she has done to her castle and kingdom. It always reminds me of when we accept Jesus as Savior and are forgiven of our sins, we are no longer bound to the past. We often cling to the hurt and bitterness of what happened when God longs for us to let it go and begin again.
Remember Peter, who had denied knowing Christ right after Jesus was arrested? He could have clung to his failure, but instead he accepted Christ’s forgiveness and did mighty things for God as he spread the message of love across the world. Don’t let the past control your present and future. Allow God to move you beyond that into something greater than you can imagine.
2. “You don’t have to live in fear.”
Anna says this to Elsa when she’s trying to convince Elsa to go back to their castle and set everything right. Elsa has shut herself up in an ice castle and is refusing to go back because she’s afraid she’ll hurt someone.
We are no stranger to fear. Whether it’s fear for ourselves or the only we love, fear surrounds us. Yet God has something better for us.
II Timothy 1:7 says “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Worried about the future? Your health? Your job? You don’t have to live in fear. Give it to God, and watch Him do mighty things.
3. “Cuz I’ve seen them do it before.”
At first, this line doesn’t seem like much. Kristoff says it after Anna meets with Elsa. Here’s a mild spoiler, so ignore this paragraph if you haven’t seen the movie.
Kristoff: “We’re going to see my friends… They can fix this.”
Olaf: “How do you know?”
Kristoff: “Cuz I’ve seen them do it before.”
Why do I love this line? This is the exact approach we should take with God. When we see someone suffering, we should introduce them to God because he can heal them. How do we know that? Just like Kristoff’s simple statement of faith, “Cuz I’ve seen HIM do it before.”
4. “You built me. Remember that?”
This is quite possibly my favorite line. Olaf is awed in Elsa’s presence. Face to face to his maker, his voice quakes as he reminds her who he is. He’s hoping that she remembers. Maybe he needs to know that he matters, instead of just being created and forgotten. Maybe just meeting her is enough to fill his heart with wonder.
Can you imagine meeting your Maker? Of hearing Him say, “Now who’s this?” Maybe you’ll stumble out words like “You made me. Remember that?” And what joy would come as He exclaims with a joyous laugh, “Of course I remember!”
5. “Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart.”
Grand Pabbie says this as Anna’s heart is freezing to death. As we all know, the greatest act of true love was when Christ died for our sins. Only this act of true love can take away our sins (or thaw a frozen heart).
We can make rules and laws. We can punish people for bad behavior, but until Christ’s love flows through that heart, the person will never change. The only way the problems of this world are going to change is for all our hearts to thaw with true love.
6. Olaf: The only fixer upper fixer that can fix a fixer upper is… All Trolls: True, true, true, true, love.
Here’s another mild spoiler, but at the end of the movie, when the snow and ice melts, Elsa echos this by exclaiming that love caused the change. Again, it gives back my point in number 5. The only way we can change is through true love. This true love starts with Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, but we can live it out every day to the people around us.
What is your favorite quote?
And don’t forget to check out these other thoughts about Frozen!