Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rise of The Guardians and The Rise of my Savior

Rise of The Guardians
Rise of my Savior

         During the Christmas holiday I was watching the children’s film: “Rise of the Guardians.” It is the story of Jack Frost, Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Sandman and the Man on the Moon.  I was filled with nostalgia from my childhood! I remember how the guardians protected me when I was younger. 
I looked forward to the gifts that the guardians would bring me. Jack Frost would make it snow, snow, snow and produce snow days, which meant no school! Santa Claus would bring toys and gifts for Christmas.  When it was time for a baby tooth to come out, the tooth fairy was there to retrieve it and leave some cash! The Easter bunny provided beautiful eggs and candy on Resurrection Sunday morning.  The sandman provided a good night sleep surrounded by sweet, peaceful dreams.
Growing up I was a regular at my church Sunday school.  I looked forward to learning about Jesus the savior.  As I watched the film I was trying to remember when I let go of the guardians and took hold of Jesus.  At the age of 12 I stop believing in the legends of my childhood.  I remember having this feeling of abandonment.  I was thinking my childhood was ending and adulthood is beginning.  I remember thinking who would be my guardian, my protector. I remember thinking who would make it snow? Who would bring me gifts? Who would protect my dreams? Who would fill those requirements? I am grateful that I had a mother and grandmother who promoted church, learning about Jesus and Sunday school.
During that adolescence time it was imperative that I knew Jesus.  Adolescence is an awkward time period. The body is changing and the mind is forming. It was important for me to know that I had someone who would love and protect me in the same manner as my childhood guardians.  Teenage years are delicate, fragile and very vulnerable.  It is a transitions period from childhood to adulthood. It’s a sacred time period in human life.
As my knowledge grew so did my faith. Therefore Jesus became my guardian. The beliefs that I held in my heart as a child transitions to the savior that died for my sins.

There is a scene in the film that the guardians would disappear once a child would stop believing in them.  I totally forgot about the guardians until I saw the film.  That’s the awesome thing about Jesus once you accept him into your life he is imprinted on your heart and mind. You can never forget the goodness, mercy and grace of God. Once Jesus rises in your life, he becomes the protector of your world, the keeper of your heart and the bodyguard of your soul!

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