You know that feeling you have when you’re reading an amazing book or watching your favorite movie and you just wish it were real? And look, by wish, I don’t mean that you just want it to be real. I mean that you want it so bad, you can almost taste it. You spend actual time thinking about what it would be like to live there. You want to open a door in your house and step into that world - you want to be those people. For some folks, it’s the romance and drama of a Victorian love story. For others, it’s the magic of Hogwarts or the gallantry and gravity of Middle Earth. Some of us would proudly admit that we have had far too many conversations in our lives where we ranked different super powers and actually day dreamed about having them.
If you’re one of those people who falls a little too far into the fiction you love, you’ve probably had someone in your life tell you that you are wasting your time or dreaming away your real life, but don’t listen to them. You know the truth. You know that there’s something in the Arthurian legends and saturday morning cartoons that calls to a very deep place in your heart. There’s something that wakes up inside you every time you get carried away by a great story where some hero saves the day or some heart gives in to love. Somewhere deep inside your soul, you know that you were made to be a part of a Story like that. You recognize (and you’ve always known it’s true) that you are special and have a destiny and a part to play.
For all of the dreamers out there, give your heart to Jesus and join in the True Myth. There is a Prince who is wooing the heart of the one He loves. There is a Hero who sacrificed everything to complete the ultimate rescue mission. There is a Journey worth giving your life to. There is a Fight worth dying for. There is a Quest with your name on it, and there is a King who lives forever and wants you to fight alongside Him. There’s a reason your soul wakes up when you turn the pages of your favorite tale... You know you belong there.