The play opens with the question, “Will a nation be saved by summer, or will its heart be frozen by the corruption of winter?” At the center of the story is the relationship between two sisters ~ one with great power in leadership, the other with nothing to offer but love.
Anna is the sister with love, and all she wants is love. She is the symbol of America’s church. Elsa is the other sister, and she is an allegory of the government, the powers, and the system of justice in our Constitution of America.
A young man, who has all the support of twelve brothers, and has great plans for her future, courts Anna. But she doesn’t realize the plot that is behind it all. He makes a series of promises based on her current needs. As he sings a song, love is the open door he uses to drive a large truck full of promises into her heart.
Elsa, the sister in charge of the government, begins to realize her true power. Before she knows it, she freezes out her own nation and brings the people into a stoppage of all business. The nation’s power is frozen.
In the middle of this deep freeze Anna runs into a snowman, called Olaf that was made by her sister ~ and all he dreams about is summer. He then sings a song about summer (which is something that is impossible for him to be in), but it shows his level of faith and belief. You must believe that even the most impossible great thing will occur in America.
Anna faces her sister Elsa and tells her the truth: the whole nation has been frozen and no one in the country can work anymore. Elsa is in a great quandary because she herself doesn’t know how to stop the magic.
Anna runs into a young man in the forest who works with ice, and also knows some prophets. So they go to the prophets and tell them the only thing that can save the nation is true love. Anna runs to the prince that she thought loved her, and finds out that he plotted a conspiracy of lies. Everything he did was only to gain power for himself.
She finds out that the evil prince has taken her sister Elsa and has put her in prison ~ from which she escapes. Anna leaves to find her sister in a blizzard, and later stands between the evil prince and her sister Elsa. There she gives up her life, and is frozen to death by her sister’s legal power. Jesus said that no one loves more than he who is willing to lay down his life for his friend.
When America was founded our nation was built on trust for each other, and not the government regulating everything we do. Jesus said that evil loves the law and that’s why it uses the power of legalism to make you afraid and feel that you must trust it. But it’s a lie, as this Disney parable shows us so clearly. This nation was built upon trust. And the Constitution was designed to limit the ability of the government to control us! That is love! To give us freedom!
Olaf the snowman is the epitome of this truth, because he needed the confines of cooling in the frozen environment to exist. So what Elsa did was create a small snow flurry just for him, so he could live in the impossible world of summer. Yes, there are some people who need legalism to exist so they don’t hurt others. And the local Church can help those people who need special attention in this wonderful freedom of summer!