If the world we live in was perfect, what might be different?


Have you ever seen the Disney movie Zootopia? It tells the story of a “perfect” place where once “savage” animals now live in peace and harmony with gentle animals. Zootopia asks the question, “Can a bunny and a fox become best friends, without fear of the fox attacking the bunny?” Is such a world even possible? A world where everyone gets along. Did you know that the idea for Zootopia is taken right out of the Bible? It comes from Isaiah’s prophecy. Listen to how Isaiah describe our future world in chapter 11:

Isaiah 11:6-8. 6The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. 7The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra.

Isaiah’s prophecy describes a future kingdom of God on earth that is almost magical. Wolves and lambs, leopards and goats living side by side. Lions eating grass like cows. Babies playing with poisonous snakes. It all sounds like a cartoon doesn’t it? But Isaiah isn’t describing a movie. He’s describing God’s perfect kingdom. How will we have such a perfect world? A little child shall lead them.

That little child is Jesus. Isaiah is telling us about the birth of Jesus as a baby. Jesus will come and rule the world. The world will be full of peace, and gentleness, and love, and justice for all. Everything will be fair. Everything will be good. Everyone will be kind – even the animals.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for God’s even better version of Zootopia to come to earth. I can’t wait for Jesus to come back and rule and make everything good again. Until then we can trust Jesus to help us make the world a little better.

Because of Jesus one day we will live in a perfect world with him.

With Jesus you can make the world around you a little better until he returns.


Watch Zootopia together. Zootopia explores several biblical themes including the idea of a perfect world, humility, forgiveness, and justice. But take time to point out to your children that Zootopia leaves out our need for a Savior.


Jesus, I can’t wait for you to return and make the world perfect, and kind, and fair. Please come back soon. Amen.

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