“An act of true love will thaw a frozen heart.”
“Everyone’s a bit of a fixer-upper.”
You probably grew sick of the Frozen craze long ago, you probably still refuse to “let it go,” but wherever you land on the Frozen spectrum, the impact this Disney instant-classic’s themes left on multiple kids-at-heart remains irrefutable. Rare for a studio as money-focused as Disney, it successfully testifies a bit of Biblical love, that it’s an action, rather than an emotion.
Romans 12:20 teaches, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in doing so you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Such instances of the feature visualize the idea of a frozen heart thawing, which can be done with the warmth of a hug. The opening song explains the strength of ice, and indeed it is: God uses ice throughout the Bible as a form of judgment. (Exodus 9:13-35, Revelation 16:21) But the beauty of ice remains present, as first seen by the aurora borealis that starts Anna and Elsa’s playtime, right before seeing the trolls, because the “sky’s awake,” then Olaf says it again right before their second encounter with the trolls. This theme of ice being beautiful yet deadly keeps consistent. As Anna and Kristoff search for Elsa, they see the beauty of ice, which is the precise moment Olaf arrives. His “In Summer” song goes right back to the villagers suffering from the dangerous ice, then an icicle “impales” Olaf. Those strong modes of contrast in ice project God’s incredible ability to create beauty from deadly coldness.