One quote to rule them all, and in the darkness guide them!

Avatar Jo Jo | 27/02/2022 4 Views 0 Likes 0 Ratings

I often joke about there being a ‘Lord of the Rings’ line or quote to fit every situation in life.

Well, I would I’m a ‘Lord of the Rings’ fan! In saying that there is depth to some of the lines and quotes from the film or book whether from Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, Frodo, or Sam or any of the other characters.

“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” (Isaiah 55:11)

I particularly like Samwise Gamgee’s speech – worth fighting for. When life feels tough and we don’t feel like carrying on – maybe I don’t feel like going to Church or I see the news and get down hearted about this dark world, it’s ok, as Sam says: “…there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for”. When I wonder what difference I make in this world, Gandalf’s words of wisdom help – “It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.” 

And I can’t help quoting Bilbo Baggins when I feel wearisome – “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” And I know at times what Bilbo means when he said – “I want to see mountains, Gandalf”. I love mountains and see God in mountains – his power, his awesomeness and seeing mountains brings peace, freedom, and joy to my heart.

I know I’m not the only one who reuses lines from films in everyday life and not the only one who has felt that a particular film or book could provide guidance in most, if not all areas of our lives. But I know where we can find an answer, a quote, a line for every situation in life and that’s – The Bible.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105)

Jo


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  1. Alan Kearns

    27/02/2022 at 15:25

    You can’t beat a wise or pithy quote from movies in general life. I used to have a notebook collection of such quotes taken from of all tv series “Touched By An Angel.!” I don’t know what happened to that notebook, but praise God, as you rightly say our best source of life changing quotes comes from God’s Word. Well written Andy!

    • BerryBunch.family

      27/02/2022 at 16:27

      No worries! It’s normally Andy who writes all our blog posts and this was a one off from me, just got the idea and Andy encouraged me to get it written and posted – strike whilst the iron is hot and all that! Andy did come up with the really cool title, enabling me to throw in another quote from Lord of the Rings, albeit doctored! And Andy uploaded my post – I am still technologically-challenged! So all in all, Andy was involved in writing and posting my blog! Anyway, good to know someone out there in the World Wide Web read my ramblings! Thanks Alan. Jo

  2. Mary Mamuzich

    02/03/2022 at 21:09

    I loved this, Jo!
    I have not seen the whole movie…or movies??? But I can relate to the ” butter being spread too thin”
    I only have one line from a John Wayne movie, and that is, “Awwwe, shut up!” The way he said it made my hubby and I laugh so hard that I at times use it to bring humor to a stressful situation!
    But, I agree, the Bible is our best source for quoting!
    Write again, I enjoyed!

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