10. “Remember…” -Mufasa
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This is the final word spoken in the movie. Simba has defeated Scar and reclaimed the Pride Lands, and Mufasa speaks to him as he reaches the tip of Pride Rock.
The Bible is loaded with this command. God tells His people to remember who they are, who He is, and what He has done for them. He commands them to build pillars and altars of remembrance—memorials to future generations.
“Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.” (1 Chronicles 16:11-12)
Humans are forgetful, even more so regarding spiritual things because we have a hostile enemy snatching truth from us. Remember. Write it down, tape it to the bathroom mirror, do what you must to cling to who God is and what He has done for you.
Whatever form this story takes (original cartoon, Broadway play, or CG remake), it doesn’t grow old. It’s so much more than entertainment for children. The themes are timeless, stirring the hearts of all ages with powerful truths.
Caroline Madison is a freelance editor and writer with a passion for the written word and a special interest in telling and reading stories that present biblical truths in fresh ways. She also enjoys writing flash fiction, drawing pencil portraits, and playing piano.