This morning, my friend Leland from Camp Greystone wrote a wonderful devotion on how she’s able to rejoice in this day that the Lord has made. She recalls something from a beloved movie, The Lord of the Rings.
She writes this: “One of my favorite lines is when Frodo, feeling very overwhelmed by the task before him says, ‘I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.’ Then Gandalf responds, ‘So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil’.”
Her words inspired me so much this morning as I remembered, too, my time at Camp Greystone and the love and joy that seeped into my heart as I learned to decide how to view the day and how to honor God who is always more powerful than the evil we see around us.