3 Things to Learn from Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time"

     Question: Who is excited for the new major motion picture movie A Wrinkle in Time?

     Answer:  I know I am!

If you've recently been on any sort of social media platform in the past month, chances are you've probably seen the trailer for or have heard of A Wrinkle in Time. The beloved middle grade fantasy by Madeleine L'Engle is finally coming to the big screen March 9th of next year. Even though the release may be several months away, I decided to take some time to catch up on the original book's plot. As a book-lover and a writer, reading the book before the movie has become exceptionally important to me. So, I grabbed some tea, a blanket, and a few pillows and literally read the fascinating book in less than a day. It was such a fun and exhilarating story, and the ending almost made me cry. The story gave so much room for my imagination and I think that is what I loved most about it. The point is, the story was amazing, the characters were intriguing, and the plot was thrilling, but I feel as if there is so much more to this book. These are three things we can all learn from Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time.

ATTENTION! NUMBER THREE HAS A LITTLE BIT OF A SPOILER IN IT!!! Ok now you can keep reading...lol.

#1 First impressions are important but they are not, necessarily always correct...
      The main character Meg, is a rebellious and mellow child. She's brave but she doesn't know it and she has a prodigious mathematical mind. At the beginning of the story, Meg is portrayed as an introvert. Because of this she tends to caution the character of a few people in her life. One of these people is her neighbor Calvin O'Keefe. At first, the blue-eyed, eleventh-grade boy comes across as mean, untouchable, and just plain out annoying. However, as the story progresses Meg realizes he is actually outgoing, interesting, and just in need of some friends. Their strong attachment and love for both one another and the other characters in the story, simply shows how easily we can misjudge each other. Meg, however, does come across many other wicked characters in the book, who perfectly illustrate how even though it is not our job to judge, discernment is still a necessity when it comes to first impressions.

#2 Being brave requires being willing to do hard things...
     Throughout the story, Meg is thrown into a series of scary, mentally strengthening, and exhillarating situations. As humans and as Meg finds, we are so prone to want to run away from uncomfortable situations (believe me, I know!) but it's the uncomfortable situations that strengthen us. God Himself calls us to the things that seem impossible, when they are in fact possible because everything and anything is possible through Christ who strengthens us. Jesus Himself did the hardest thing known to man: He died on the worst torture mechanism---the cross---and on top of that He took our sins, layed it upon Himself, and died for us, willingly.

#3 Love conquers all things...
    I would say that two goes along with number three. At the end of the story, Meg realizes that she has something that IT (the evil character in the book) does not. Because of this she is able to overcome the wickedness on the planet Camazotz. This "thing" she has, that evil does not have, is love. The evil around her could not fight her because love conquers all things! In reality, because God is Love and Love died for us and Love resurrected and overcame the world, Love conquers all things. Jesus laid down His life for us because He loved, loves, and will always love us, regardless of who we are or where we are because He is Love! Love...God's Love...is the most important component of life and yet it is the hardest to live out. Thank God, He has overcome the world and He lives in us! Therefore, anything and all that do and everything and all that we are is credited to Him. We are His because He chose us and He is always to be glorified in every little thing because it is ALL His and because He created it ALL and because He is so perfect and ALL-powerful!

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