We just finished up a series at church called Fractured Fairy Tales. It has been a godsend. Such a timely message for me. Here's a little teaser for you:
Fractured Fairy Tales: Coming August 8 2010 from Mountain Lake Church on Vimeo.
But I'm not the only one with fractures.
During this series, we looked at different Bible characters who had some major fractures in their fairy tale.
But the characters who stood out to me the most were 3 guys who had a fracture in their fairy tale. And in comparison, my fractures seem like a tiny crack.
Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego were 3 friends who faced the biggest fracture of their lifetime. When they were forced to choose between obeying the king or honoring God, they chose God. But this came at a price...their life.
Imagine walking to your death. Knowing you're going to be burned alive...all for the cause of Christ. That must have been the longest walk ever. Ever.
Now, we all know that fairy tales end with "happily ever after". Right? So how wonderful would it have been if God came down during that long walk to the furnace and rescued Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego? Talk about a "happily ever after"!
But then comes the fracture.
No rescue. No knight on a white horse. These three were thrown into the furnace.
He showed up! IN the fire. He met them where they were. He walked around with them. He was present with them.
If you have fractures in your fairy tale, I highly recommend watching the Fractured Fairy Tales series here.