We all need a friend who helps us remember why this journey into battle is worth the cost.
Sam says: It's like the great stories, Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something. Even if you were too small to understand stand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folks in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going because they were holding on to something.
"What are we holding on to, Sam?" Frodo sighs, still overcome by the near defeat of the previous moment.
In determination to help his brother for whom he would gladly die, Sam lifts Frodo to his feet, looks him sternly in the eye, and says, "That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."
We all need a friend like Sam when we face the overwhelming odds of this battle we are in. We also need to be a friend like Sam. The struggle against the evil that dominates the world is bad enough; to go through this fight alone is too much. We must have a small band of brothers and sisters who would give their lives for us, for the cause, for Jesus.
Today I want to thank the Sams in my life, thank you for the journey thank you for being there for my, let’s keep on, keeping on, on this journey.
I thank Jesus for the Sams in my life