The first thing that comes to mind when I think of this clip is that we will at times be like Frodo, in despair and not able to see any good in continuing on. It is during those times that we will need someone like a Sam in our lives to help us.
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“I may not be able to carry it, but I can carry you”
A little side note about Jesus. Jesus carried his own cross and yet at one point he also needed the help of Simon of Cyrene.
As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. Luke 23:26 (NIV)
Even Jesus! Yes. The Lord himself needed someone to help him complete his mission, so who am I to think that I can do it on my own?
Are you in need of a Sam in your walk with God right now? If not, great. Then be a Sam for someone who might need one at this time.
Discipleship is the understanding that we need each other to make it all the way to the end. If someone tells you that you can be a Lone Ranger Christian don’t listen to that person. Chances are they haven’t read the bible or don’t believe the principle should be obeyed.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another€”and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:23-25 (NIV)
“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Galatians 6:1-2 (NIV)
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