Since I was little, I’ve always loved fairy tales. I grew up watching lots of Disney movies and as I got older, the Prince Charming on the white horse became more and more appealing. The Disney movies turned into rom-coms and young adult novels and I couldn’t wait to meet my very own Prince Charming that would sweep me off my feet. I think it’s also why a lot of people are huge fans of superhero movies. We have this fascination with adventure and when the hero comes to save the day, something inside of us feels complete.
I grew up in church, so I’ve heard the phrase “Jesus is our Lord and Savior” more times than I can count. The only problem is that I forgot the power of those words. Recently, I was praying and I felt defeated. I felt sad. I had messed up and gone back to some old habits. I wanted this shelter in place to be over and I was sick and tired of being sucked into the same cycle. I prayed, “Jesus, save me from myself.” Immediately, I thought of Zephaniah 3:17 that says, “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” How sweet is that? The God of the universe who formed stars with his breath, wants to serenade you.
He is in our midst. He is right here. Ready to save us if we will let him into our current situation.
Another scripture that came to mind is from Revelation 19, describing when Jesus comes back to the earth: “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written King of kings and Lord of Lords." Wow. Imagine this. Jesus coming back in his full-glory.
HE IS THE PRINCE CHARMING ON THE WHITE HORSE WE’VE WAITED FOR.
He’s the superhero of our story. He came to earth to invite us into relationship with him, and he wants to save us so we can walk daily in peace and freedom and invite others to do the same.
Salvation is not just a one time decision that we make when we invite Jesus into our life. It is a reality of the past, present, and future of our life if we call ourselves Christians. So, my question is, “What do you need saving from or What needs to be saved in your life?” I challenge you to think about what it is and invite Jesus into it and know that no matter what, he is mighty to save.
- Soquel Filice