We all know the morals taught by Snow White’s tale: don’t be vain, don’t be jealous.  Those are good lessons to learn, but God never sought moralists; He has always sought hearts.  But there is another seeking hearts – another bent upon destroying hearts.  Through Snow White’s heartbreaking tale, God shows us there is an Enemy seeking to destroy us, an Enemy who will stop at nothing to make sure we suffer and that our hearts turn to despair.  And yet…as we see in Snow White’s story, the Enemy is always vanquished and Snow White always lives.   **Since this is a story based blog, the posts are in chronological order, which is different than most blogs.**

Finding the Purpose of Snow White

Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. ~ 1 Peter 5:8 No journey can be repeated the same way twice.  I learned this the hard way while studying this tale.  I expected it to be just like Sleeping Beauty: mapped out […]

The Plan

Planning this blog proved very difficult for me.  Not only was the subject material very depressing, but I couldn’t figure out what angle I wanted to take.  For Sleeping Beauty, I went from the earliest stories to the most recent, focusing on the major changes that occurred over time. That was impossible with Snow White.  […]

Inanna

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” ~ John 10:10 We’ll start off our Snow White discussion with the myth of Inanna, Mesopotamian goddess of love, beauty, and war, and “Queen of Heaven.”[1]   Seeing as how the first city built after […]

The Choice of Chione

“Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old.  Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it?  Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43:18-19 Our next ancient Snow White is Chione of […]

Cupid and Psyche

We’re going to stay in Greece for a bit and examine in length our first “real” tale, Cupid and Psyche.[1]  This story isn’t generally seen as a Snow White tale; however, after reading all those Snow White stories, I couldn’t help but see the same themes within this one.   This brief sketch of the […]

Psyche’s Enemies

“For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.” ~ Ephesians 6:12 “But I’ll be ashamed to call myself a woman, if I don’t see that she gets toppled down from her […]

Psyche

“No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. “In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”….So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, […]

Cupid

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.” ~ Genesis 2:16-17 “I will put hostility between you and […]

Maroula

So Joseph was there in prison.  But the Lord was with Joseph…  ~ Genesis 39:20b-21a We’re going to stay in Greece for our next story, as it connects Psyche’s story to the Snow White tales quite nicely.  I should warn you however: I’m going to end the tale today at the saddest part. It’s worth […]

Maroula: Redemption and Reconciliation

Joseph was in charge of the country; he sold grain to all its people. His brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the ground. When Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he treated them like strangers ~ Genesis 42:6-7 Joseph and his father’s household remained in Egypt. Joseph lived […]