|Ever After: A Cinderella Story
stars Drew Barrymore as
Danielle De Barbarac, Angelica Huston as Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent, Judy Parfitt as Queen
Marie and Dougray Scott as Prince Henry. Its the story of Cinderella with a twist, and it
is a great watch.
It begins with a story teller being summoned by
Queen Marie. She has requested the audience to set the record straight on a story about
some 'little Cinder girl'. It seems that as good as the story is, the details are somewhat
errant. The Queen starts her correction with, "Once upon a time . . .
Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent marries Danielle's
father and moves into their estate with her two young daughters who are about the same age
as Danielle. Within days Danielle's father dies; and as the years pass the baroness and
her two daughters begin to treat Danielle as their servant girl rather than the true ruler
of the manor. And although Danielle knows her heritage, for some reason, she accepts their
Despite the twist in the telling, the story of
the 'little Cinder girl' ends well for Danielle just as the story of Cinderella you
already know. But it is the twist that makes this one worth seeing and prevents me from
telling you more.
The simple Scriptural parallel:
- Jesus came to earth in the body of a man to
reveal to us that we are not at war with God. Rather, it is God's purpose that we should
rule with Jesus, His first born, as joint heirs.
- But Satan has kept us in ignorance
thinking that God harbors great ill towards us, that God is so unapproachable that we
could never hope to discuss the cause of His ill will that it might be remedied, and that
as a result of this ill will towards mankind God has given the kingdom to Satan and his
- Thus, Satan's total labor is to keep us ignorant of who we are and the proper
relationships between us, God and himself. Satan rightly fears that once we accept how
greatly God loves us and who we are in His sight, he will no longer be able to control us.
The Bible is full of Scriptures that express
how God loves us and our relationship with Him. Below are just a few.
3:16 KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
(Rom 5:17 TLB) The sin of this one man, Adam,
caused death to be king over all, but all who will take God's gift of forgiveness and
acquittal are kings of life because of this one man, Jesus Christ.
KJV) Forasmuch then as the children
are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that
through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
(1 John 5:1 KJV) Whosoever believeth that Jesus
is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also
that is begotten of him. (1 John 5:2 KJV) By this we know that we love the children of
God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
(Rev 1:6 KJV)
And hath made us kings and
priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.