The topic of The Wizard of Oz came up in our bible study class a few weeks ago. Since then I have been thinking about it a lot. The Wizard of Oz is a story we all know pretty well, right? A young girl gets caught up in a twister gets knocked out and ends up in the Land of Oz. She comes across the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.They go on this big adventure down the yellow brick road to see the Wizard.
Take a step back and look at the story from a biblical stand point. Lets pretend for a second that you are Dorothy, and the Yellow Brick Road is your life. Your ultimate goal in life is to stay on the Yellow Brick Road of Christanity, that leads you to the "Wizard" better known as God. Along our journey we struggle with many things such as "The Big Twister". The Twister represents life without Christ. Our world can be flipped upside down and we will get tossed all over the place without Him. Next symbol in the movie is the Scarecrow, he doesn't have a brain. Sometimes we don't think before we speak or act. God gave us this amazing organ that we really should use a little more in life. By using our brain we will be able to think about others, help share the word of God, and be mindful of our actions. The next thing "Dorothy" encounters on her journey is the "Tin Man". The Tin Man represents not having a heart. In this instance this to me resembles the hurtful things people say, or do to each other. The world we live in today is filled with judgment, pain, anger and sadness. So many have seemed to have lost their way, we need to spread the love and joy that Christ has shown us. Next encounter is the Cowardly Lion. To me the Cowardly Lion represents the fear that we live with, the fear of not being accepted, told that our way is wrong. We as Christians have allowed God to be taken out of school, work, Government and the list goes on. We need to find the courage to stand strong for God. Along the journey you will encounter the "The Wicked Witch" better known as the Devil. He will do what ever he can to pull you from "The Yellow Brick Road" and keep you from becoming the Godly person you are meant to be. With the heart, brain and courage we can conqure the "Wicked Witch". We cant forget about "Toto" he represents a friend, you are to reach out your hand and help your friends and family to find their way to "The Wizard" God!
Stay on The Yellow Brick Road and you will Meet The Wizard!
So as you can see this childhood favorite is a lesson worth teaching. We have to stay true to who we are no matter the circumstances. God created us to be this Smart, Loving, and Strong person we can only do this if stay on the Yellow Brick Road that God has laied out for us, Keep moving forward and not stray off that path.
Now sit back and Watch one of the most loved movies of all time in a new light. Share this lesson with your kids and watch them follow the "Yellow Brick Road".
Deuteronomy 5:33 Stay on the path that the LORD your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.
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