The Possibility (yet Unlikelihood) of a Countess’s Redemption

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Her Majesty, Queen Anna of Arendelle,

Dear Madam,

It was with great trepidation and awestruck humility that I accepted the task of advising you regarding your peculiar spiritual problem. I must confess that I originally thought that our mutual contact was playing the cruellest of jests. Never before have I received such a request from a heathen – even one so cultured and philanthropic – and certainly not on behalf of a monarch! The Lord truly works in mysterious ways.

It is clear from your own letter that you are a woman of deep charity and great virtue, and the truest of friends to her who had once been your enemy. The capacity for such forgiveness is more enviable than all the riches in the world. To have endured such persecution, betrayal and even danger at the hands of this woman, only to elevate her to high office and come to me so passionately on her behalf demonstrates a wholeness of spirit rarely seen in this time. Yet this only deepens my unhappiness regarding what I must say next.

In principle, your Uncle is right of course. Demons flee before the authority of our Lord, and the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. But it is that righteousness that is the true hindrance here. 

Based on your very detailed exposition upon the character of your Prime Minister and beloved friend, this Viola has much to atone for before spiritual arms can be taken up against this ancestral foe – one to whom she had, as I understand it, pledged herself in the past. As much as you tried to cover her faults, she appears to be vain, cruel and to have impenitently committed crimes in the name of this demon – hardly the type to surrender herself to any sort of spiritual discipline, much less the thorough contrition that the Gospel demands. 

Simply put – unless Viola determines to repent of her ways, she cannot be delivered once and for all. For if said spirit is cast aside but Viola remains the same, the fate of the delivered impenitent is spoken of in the Book of Matthew, wherein it is said that the unclean spirit wandereth for a time, then returneth with seven other spirits more wicked than himself.

I am grieved at having to give you such news, but I can speak only the truth in this matter. If, against all odds, the Countess is willing to lay her all at the foot of the cross, I will board the first ship to Europe immediately. But I assume that she would not and will not  – and might even consider such a suggestion insulting. 

Please inform me if I am proven wrong, and the situation changes. Otherwise, I will pray for the best.

Peace be unto thee and thy kingdom, 
And love with faith, 
From God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 
Until the daybreak and the shadows flee away.  

I have the honour to be, Madam, 
Your Majesty’s most humble and obedient servant,
The Right Reverend Waylon Abernathy,
Second Advent Meeting House
#117 Chesterfield Court, 
Houston, Texas

6 thoughts on “The Possibility (yet Unlikelihood) of a Countess’s Redemption

  1. “I really and truly hope that Viola takes this seriously and repents for everything she’s done in the past. It may be the only way to get rid of this demon doing so in this regard. Personally, while I as well as others have bashed Viola and the Mundulfari, I honestly believe now that Viola was just born into the wrong family, and that she is better than what the Mundulfari are and are known for.”

    Alan

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    1. No one is perfect, and I’ve struggled with my own weaknesses for years. Vi is… well, she’s her own person. But the darkness doesn’t need to mean evil. It sounds crazy, but I believe in Vi’s darkness. It’s the darkness that envelops us in the comfort of a quiet night. It’s the darkness that we feel comfortable enough to sleep in. She’s the night sky, as beautiful as Elsa’s daylight snow.

      Love,
      Anna

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  2. I thank you for taking the time to write my niece, Queen Anna, Rev. Abernathy. I have made attempts with Viola to turn from her wicked ways and accept Christ as her Lord and Savior. Her recent change, though is very heartening. I have had conversations with her and I would say that she is “a work of God’s grace and love through Anna and myself in progress.” Her family was mess (putting it lightly.) Yet I have great confidence that it may lead to her to The Cross of Christ and accept that freely given gift of salvation, purchased by Christ’s sacrificial death on that Cross.

    Right now, I am being the sign on the road for all here in the family, pointing up to Jesus Christ, whose love is from everlasting to everlasting. Not just for Viola, but also Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Honeymaren, etc., all for whom our Lord and Savior freely gave his life for for the forgiveness of our sins and the promise of a life with Him in Heaven, for which He is preparing.

    I look forward to your visit, if and when you decide to come to Arendelle.

    Are you Methodist?

    Yours in Christ,

    Trade Minister Michael

    To God be the glory, great things he has done!

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  3. Greetings Trade Minister,

    Thank you for the further insight. It’s good to know that the rulers of the palace have a steadfast spiritual guardian like yourself to give them sound and righteous counsel. I don’t lightly dismiss hope in Countess Viola’s eventual departure from her more questionable ways – just within the time-frame that Her Majesty implied was necessary.
    To answer your question, I am a Calvinist. I belong to an independent Reformed synod with significant presence in Appalachia and the Deep South of the United States. But the gentleman who referred the Queen to me travels in Methodist circles, I understand.

    I am ready, willing, and by the grace of God able to find my way to the Kingdom of Arendelle the moment Queen Anna assures me that the Countess is open to deliverance. Until then, my unique ministry keeps me occupied in this Western Hemisphere. But I do look forward to meeting you when that day comes – or if some other responsibility calls me there.

    In the meantime, continue be that signpost! I thank God that you have chosen to be a lamp upon a lamp-stand rather than hidden under a bushel. If, God-willing, I do make it to Arendelle’s shores within this lifetime, I’d very much like to discuss matters of faith with you in person.

    Please, feel free to consult me whenever you need to.

    The Lord bless you and keep you;
    The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
    The Right Reverend Waylon Abernathy,

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  4. Greetings Trade Minister,

    Thank you for the further insight. It’s good to know that the rulers of the palace have a steadfast spiritual guardian like yourself to give them sound and righteous counsel. By no means do I dismiss hope in Countess Viola’s eventual departure from her more questionable ways – just within the time-frame that Her Majesty implied was necessary.

    To answer your question, I am a Calvinist. I belong to an independent Reformed synod with significant presence in Appalachia and the Deep South of the United States. But the gentleman who referred the Queen to me travels in Methodist circles, I understand.

    I am ready, willing, and by the grace of God able to find my way to the Kingdom of Arendelle the moment Queen Anna assures me that the Countess is open to deliverance. Until then, my unique ministry keeps me occupied in this Western Hemisphere. But I do look forward to meeting you when that day comes – or if some other responsibility calls me there.

    In the meantime, continue to be that signpost! I thank God that you have chosen to be a lamp upon a lamp-stand rather than one hidden under a bushel. If, God-willing, I do make it to Arendelle’s shores within this lifetime, I’d very much like to discuss matters of faith with you in person then.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me yourself if there be aught you need that I can provide.

    The Lord bless you and keep you;
    The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

    The Right Reverend Waylon Abernathy

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