I can’t expose the Lord of the Rings and Tolkien, as I did in 2013, without
looks at the life and works of C. S. Lewis. Why? Because J. R. R.
Tolkien had such an influence on Lewis. These short videos portray
the story of the transition that Lewis made and much with input
from Tolkien and other spiritual friends.
“…be still…and know…that I am God…” We need times of stillness. Times of stillness when we focus on our Maker, Creator, Redeemer. This is a good time to be still. If not, come back when you can reflect and be still.
We look at several Scriptures this year which deeply touched my heart! I want your heart touched by the joy and love placed there be your Creator.
Let’s start by examining a verse.
How J. R. R. Tolkien created Middle Earth. Some of you may be interested. This info is not directly related to the Lord of the Rings themes I am focusing on this year.
J. R. R. Tolkien was a Christian. Whether he meant for there to be spiritual parallels to the concepts presented in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is up for grabs. Personally I believe he knew those spiritual parallels. I have sat in Lewis and Tolkien’s corner at the Eagle and Child in Oxford, England. Tolkien and Lewis bantered all sorts of topics in their daily discussions at the pub. In fact, it was Tolkien who was instrumental in Lewis’ move from atheism to theism and beyond.
That’s mostly irrelevant because Lewis and Tolkien are gone and we are here! We now play our part in our world which influences our own hearts and the hearts around us for God or not. What role are you playing?
Galadriel speaks to Frodo: “This task was appointed to you, and if you do not find a way, no one will!” Frodo with Sam’s support saw his task to the end and then he was rescued.