Monday, April 25, 2011

Reclaiming the Princess

My girls are sitting on the couch watching Tangled. I think they've probably seen in about 50 times. Both of them love princesses. There's been some news articles, books, and radio shows lately about the branding of princesses and how its changed since I was a kid. Sure it has. And I know that it is important to teach my girls about a healthy body image, beauty coming from within, and having an identity in Christ. But is desiring to be a princess such a bad thing?

Will a prince riding a white horse ever come to sweep them off their feet and make them live in a perfectly happily ever after world? Absolutely. Christ, the Prince of Peace, will come again, riding a white horse and will establish His Kingdom and make all things new. He already relentlessly pursues my daughters and myself.

And is desiring a grand romance on this earth such a bad thing? Chris didn't come on a white horse. He came in a beat up Volvo that smelled like brake fluid. Chris didn't litterally sweep me off my feet, but he sure did turn my world around. He hasn't made all things new and he hasn't created a perfectly happily ever after for me. He can't take away all my pain and sorrow. But he does dry my tears and ease my pain. He is my banner and protector. And each day he points me to my ultimate Prince. Each day Chris shows me glimmers of grace and perfection and helps to guide my to my Savior.

My hope for my girls is that the will continue to feel beautiful each day. That they will continue to dress up like princesses and bask in the compliments of Luke and Chris. That they will continue to believe in an Ultimate Prince. And my prayer for my girls is that God will provide them with earthly husbands that will reflect Christ.

1 comment:

  1. Sara, this is beautiful. Amen, sister. We like being princesses around here too. And what a great reminder that Jesus is the Prince that already pursues us and wipes away our tears. Thank you for sharing your heart!