I can carry you

Avatar Jo Jo | 07/08/2022 22 Views 0 Likes 5 On 3 Ratings

In life, we all face our own challenges and difficulties. And, although we can empathise with other people and their problems, whether we have been through similar experiences or not, no one can be in our situations for us. And this is clearly highlighted towards the end of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy when Frodo’s dear, friend and companion, admits that he cannot carry Frodo’s burden – which was the ring around his neck. However, Samwise Gamgee realised that he could carry Frodo to where they needed to go – Mount Doom. Sam says to Frodo:

“I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you”

This is a powerful, and poignant, moment in the film, revealing the true and faithful heart of a friend who ‘sticks closer than a brother’ (Proverbs 18:24).

The ring of power that Frodo had to carry was his burden to carry and no one else could carry this for him, not even his trusted friend, Samwise. And Sam could help Frodo carry his burden by carrying Frodo, and this is what we can do for others in our lives. We can come alongside people – friends, family, colleagues – and be there to lift them up when they are down, sit with them in their pain and grief and support them in carrying their burdens in life.

As it says in Galatians 6: 2:

‘Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfil the law of Christ.’


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