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A princess's search for true love resplendent
The Magic Heart Pendant:
A Princess’s Search for True Love Resplendent
Once upon a time in a kingdom by a Bay
There lived a princess who wished to run away
She did not like to obey the will of God
She did not like to obey her dad, the King Tod
She did not like to do her job
And if forced, she would sob
She lived in a castle and watched the duels
She had many dresses, friends and jewels
Still she was not happy, but did not know why
Her parents bought her toys and dresses
And took her to play with other princesses
To make her happy they would always try,
Still at the end, the princess would cry:
“I am bored and not happy, someone please tell me why!”
So the princess asked the wise men of her kingdom for advice
“The secret of happiness lies in finding true love.” They told her twice.
Then the wise men gave her a magic heart pendant
To help her on her journey for true love resplendent.
“The pendant will shine
When true love you find.
Will warn to decline
When the love is malign.”
The princess then left her palace
Accompanied by her nanny, Alice
The princess met a young prince
Who admired her looks,
Asked her to marry him,
Promised he’d cook
She looked at her pendant for a sign
But it did not shine, it did not shine
Warned her instead that his love she must decline
For he only liked her for her beauty and beauty does not last
So his love would someday pass
He only wished her to boost his own low self-esteem.
He couldn’t even cook; he was merely a crook full of schemes.
The princess left his kingdom and continued to explore
For she was determined to find true love that endures.
Although the princess did not need to escape
She hid her beauty under a long dark cape.
The princess met a second prince who loved her voice.
He knew she was rich and for that he’d rejoice.
He asked her to marry him to sing with him,
“For we have so much in common” he claimed in a hymn.
She looked at her pendant for a sign,
But it did not shine, it did not shine.
It warned her instead that his love was for fools
For he only wished to gain more jewels.
The princess left his kingdom and went on with her search.
To help her in her quest without any treasure
She changed into an old cloak in a desperate measure.
At last the princess met a handsome and wealthy prince
Who told her he loved her and gave her a ring.
He claimed: “You do not need to change a thing,
You are perfect as you are. Marry me this spring?”
The princess looked hopeful at her heart pendant for a sign
Expecting it to brightly shine,
However it did not shine, it did not shine
Warned her instead that his love was a lie,
“Run far away, princess, to someplace safe.
He is no real prince, but evil in disguise.
He wishes only for you to adore him and have your demise.
So please take my advice.”
So the princess left his kingdom and ran home to her castle
Because she thought this whole search was becoming a hassle
The princess had lost her determination and fell in frustration
Till she finally cried out to God in desperation,
For she finally realized she needed salvation.
Then her heart pendant began to shine brightly
And a voice spoke to her forthrightly:
“My dear child, I love you despite your flaws,
But you must begin to obey my laws.”
“You can no longer act the way you did before.
You must not be disobedient to your parents anymore.
Joyfully do your job striving to finish every chore
Now that you know that I am here forevermore”
“If you repent and wish to change,
I will help you and don’t bother if others call it strange.”
“You do not need to worry about your past mistakes”
For my son came to the world to die for your sake.”
“I can’t promise you a life without tribulation,
However, I do guarantee salvation.”
The princess at last realized what she’d longed for,
She had to search no more.
She had found a true love so strong,
That kept no record of what she’d done wrong.
Then God poured His love into the princess’s heart.
Through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given to us all.
So the princess joyously praised God in song at the music hall.
She gave her magic heart pendant to her brother, Prince Carl
Because he had not yet, answered to God’s call.
As the princess got older, a few years after that long search,
She met a young man who served at the church
Who made following Christ his mission
And to marry her, asked her father’s permission.
Although he was not a prince, descendent of kings,
This young man loved and served the true king of kings
A good and faithful servant, God called him his child and…
A prince of God’s kingdom that will never end.
The princess and her prince were joined in matrimony,
In a fancy royal wedding ceremony.
Sometimes their lives were filled with sorrow and sometimes with laughter,
However they mostly lived happily ever after.
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This is a lovely parable that blessed me this morning. For a while, I wondered why you put it in the category you did, but now I see how perfectly it fits. Thanks!
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