Once upon a time…
But he lied. It’s what he does, this angel of light.
happily ever doesn’t come
there’s no white horse and prince in shining armor to sweep the heroine off her feet.
there’s dishes to warsh (ha), tubs to be scrubbed
and a stomach-ache from too much stress.
…in a land far, far away…
We long for that Calgon land, where all is light and bubbly. There are no care-worn, sagging shoulders, and aching backs, and screaming kids.
It’s a lie. It’s a deception.
And the story ends, the credits roll, the lights come up.
And we sit blinking in the reality. Oh, yeah, work tomorrow. Housework to be done. Errands to be run.
Well, not quite.
In a land far, far away, a prince did come, not on a shiny steed, but on a donkey.
There was a rescue and there is a happily ever after to come.
It’s Jesus, our bridegroom, our Prince. One day soon he will come to claim his bride, the universal church.
And then there will be no housework, no chores, no sweaty labor. Just peace, and glory and worshiping him forever.
Hm, I went 2.5 minutes over this week, but I couldn’t leave us without the rescue. I’m joining in Lisa Jo’s Five Minute Friday on the prompt, Story. There’s lots of other great posts to read if you want to check them out.