What the Wizard of Oz Can Teach Us About Truth

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz have a profound message to teach about truth – particularly God’s truth.

It’s not hard to relive the wizard of Oz. After all, how many times have you seen it? I have viewed it so many times I feel I can quote most of the lines along with Dorothy and the other characters.

It’s hard not to like the characters – even the Wicked Witch of the West. It’s certainly easy to like the Tin man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion.

These are all people with great needs. They all have something that is hurting them deeply. They all need what the wizard can give.

I think of Dorothy and her three friends as a parable about life itself. We all have tremendous needs, and we all need the help of the wizard.

Therein lies the problem. Not only can the wizard not help them, he’s not a wizard. He’s just a man behind the curtain.

What the Wizard of Oz teaches us about biblical truth is that we need the help and blessing of God.

In Him we can do all things; without Him we can do nothing.

Paul stated it so well: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

The Wizard of Oz teaches us about the importance of truth. It’s not trust or faith or belief that matters; It’s the object of our trust that matters.

The man behind the curtain can do little for us; the God of heaven can do everything for us.

It matters in whom you place your trust.

Let us take the lesson from the Wizard of Oz and let us learn to put our trust in God alone.

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you for this blog. I was just reading over some notes from a training I had and the statement “Faith is not as much what you believe as what you put your trust in” caused me to stop and ask – I say I believe in God but what do I really put my trust in? Is my financial security in our savings or my husband’s ability to make money or is it in the goodness of God? Is my heart protected by my self protective maneuverings or is it protected by a God who died to inhabit it? Your blog just confirms the importance of staying present to these questions and a God who alone can expose what is hidden and redeem. Thank you Waylon and be blessed today:)

  2. A lot of secular scientists are the “Wizards” behind the curtain in our society. Science and Theology need to be integrated even more now in order to attract the millennials into our Church. Especially to teach them that the “Wizards” don’t have all the answers.

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