Is this quote not one of the most gorgeous, uplifting things you’ve ever read? It’s so simple, but it’s so true!!! The actual quote goes like this:
“For a while they [Frodo and Sam] stood there, like men on the edge of a sleep where nightmare lurks, holding it off, though they know that they can only come to morning through the shadows.” (The Two Towers, Book IV, Chapter II by J. R. R. Tolkien)
It reminds me of a verse in Psalms, when David says:
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalms 30:5 (NKJV)
I sometimes wonder why I enjoy reading about Frodo, Sam, and Gollum’s journey to Mount Doom so much. I mean, when you think about all the adventures the rest of the Fellowship and the other characters are having, Frodo and Sam parts could feel dull at times. But I’ve realized the more spiritual side of what Frodo was going through. Having to constantly remind himself of what he was doing and who he was doing it for, persevering through weakness, depression, and weariness, and convincing himself that he had to keep going no matter what, sounds a lot like what we as Christians seem to do every day. And I can’t not mention Sam’s complete devotion and servitude to Frodo, and his humble and encouraging attitude. If only I could be more like Samwise Gamgee!
- Shelby from https://mixedwhimsy.blogspot.com
- Julia from https://fangirlsrising.wordpress.com
- and the ladies from https://worthmorethangoldsite.wordpress.com