If I Take One More Step

One of my favorite lines from the Lord of the Rings series is in the first movie. Near the beginning of their journey Sam begins to lag behind Frodo in the field, hesitating, "This is it. If I take one more step it'll be the fartherest away from home I've ever been."

Steps like that become routine in life. Awareness of the significance of the journey, however, is optional. Sometimes you get help. My son Daniel starts college in the fall. He already knows the day he will move into his new apartment. Ceremonies and traditions surrounding high school graduation raise the awareness of the significance of this major change.

But many steps are taken alone. No one may be with you when you decide to propose to the young woman you love or drop by to see a military recruiter. How can a young man know the significance of a proposal? Or the powers that bind when you sign your name on the line?

Maybe you are not as alone as you think you are? The unseen friend in the field is with you. He is already a few steps ahead. He will come back to where you are, put his hand on your shoulder, and welcome you to the journey.

View the scene here.

Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted. Proverbs 2:12 NLT

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