Lord of the Rings Quote

I am reading the Lord of the Rings series (not for the first time) and there is a a sentance that seems to me to have a very biblical meaning. Frodo was telling Gandalf that he wished he never lived through the time that he was alive. Gandalf says, "So do I, and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." In another sense, we have to decide what to do with our time that was given to us by God here on earth. Every day, every minute, every breath we take is a gift from God. We must make the most of this gift. I don't mean go and take a nap and have fun, I mean when you see an oppertunity to share the Gospel, take it. I know I struggle with this GREATLY! I don't know how many times I have skipped a good chance to talk to someone about it.

-Nick

4 comments:

Selah February 8, 2008 at 7:45 AM  

Make it happen.
-Kade

Jo-shmo February 8, 2008 at 7:58 AM  

Great!

N. L. White February 15, 2008 at 8:51 AM  

Frodo knew, at that point what his mission was. It makes it eaiser when you know what is expected. Thank God that He tells us our mission: be like Christ.

Ephesians 5:14-17
"For this reason it says, 'Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.'
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is."

Verse 16 is sometimes translated as:
"Redeem the time, for the days are evil." The days were definately evil in the time Gandalf gave such wisdom, but we can not count the evil of our days as little.

"Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."
1 Peter 1:13-16

N. L. White February 15, 2008 at 8:52 AM  

sorry, I got on a roll

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