In some of the classic Disney movies, the princess is in the forest surrounded by animals that befriend her and even sing with her. They follow her and adore her. These scenes reveal a character with purity of heart, a soul that was so undefiled that even nature was unafraid of her.
These scenes spoke to people at the time the movies were released, and even to myself when I was a child. They reminded us of a memory we all instinctively carry within us: the memory of Eden. In the Garden all of nature was subject to man and was at peace with him. After the fall into sin, the animals became afraid of man because while we are still in the image of God, that image has been soiled and defiled by sin. Continue reading