Pixie Hollow: Dwelling Among Us
One of the most important aspects of the three-dimensional storytelling that is Disneyland is that the guests must believable “step into the story”. Most of the time, the transition into the narrative is subtle and unnoticeable, but some of them are very obvious.
Pixie Hollow is one of those. Remember, pixies (like Tinker Bell) are tiny creatures. If we were to try to meet her or her friends all at our normal sizes, we’d hardly be able to see her, much less take a photo with her or get an autograph. So Disney makes sure that won’t be a problem.
As you walk the path—or wait in the line—for Pixie Hollow, you’ may notice that the landscaping around you gets larger and larger, until eventually the blades of grass are gigantic, towering over you. That’s why the landscape seems to be getting larger: you’re shrinking! Only then are you the proper size to meet Tink, Rosetta, Fawn, Silver Mist, and the others.
In order to meet them we must shrink down and become part of their world. In order to save us, Jesus had to do the same.
“In the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God,and the Word was God.He was with God in the beginning….The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.” (John 1:1-2, 14a)
“Let this same attitude and purpose and[humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]
Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained,
But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.
And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross!” (Philippians 2:5-8)
“Since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.….For this reason He had to be made like His brothers in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God,and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because He himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.” (Hebrews 2:14-18)
Just as we shrink down to the size of pixies and become part of their world, Jesus lowered Himself to share in our humanity for a much grander purpose. He did it to save us from our sins and provide the way for us to be be reconciled to God. What greater purpose is there?
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