Tuesday, September 10, 2013

While the Eyes of the Great Look Elsewhere

"The road must be trod, but it will be very hard ... Neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong, yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world. Small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere." Lord Elrond in The Fellowship of the Ring.
The hobbit's quest to destroy the Ring is like a commentary on Paul's words in 1 Corinthians about God using the weak and foolish things of the world, and the things that are not, to destroy the wise and mighty things of the world, the things that are. Hobbits are little people and most people outside the Shire don't even know they exist. But these meek and humble Hobbit's don't want power they live serving others with no desire for recognition or fame.God did not call many mighty or influential or of aristocratic birth. Paul said "If any man is proud, he must be proud of what the Lord has done for him." The eyes of the great are elsewhere so be encouraged while you live your life for Christ, "he sees your deeds he knows your needs even before you ask

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