July 6, 2014

Elsa, Anna, and Rebekah

Passage: Genesis 24:34–38, 42-49, 58-67
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Frozen follows a pattern for a good reason. We like to think we know how the stories end. It brings us comfort. But the writers of Frozen, understanding that, choose at the last minute to subvert our expectations. How they tell the story matters for what we are to take away from it. So, too, with the story of Rebekah in Genesis. Her story is told in a way that emphasizes the choice she had.  This story reminds us that we can choose to tell the stories of our lives in different ways. Do we tell them so that people are allowed to be people? or do we reduce them to bit players in somebody else's story?