This is the 1st message in our God At The Movies Series at The Element. Every summer, the Element launches this popular series, where we take movies and talk about the deeper spiritual messages found in them.

Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty, but few know the story of her nemesis, Maleficent. While one may think that she is pure evil, this story reveals that there's a deeper story of hurt and pain and how that pain eventually gave way to repentance, forgiveness, and redemption. It's ultimate truth is that God has a purpose that goes beyond our personal pains.