One of my favorite parts, but saddest, in the Lord of the Rings movie was when Boromir lay dying while surrounded by multitudes of Orcs he had slain while trying to save the two Hobbits Pippin and Merry. Aragorn comes a little too late, as he had faced his own Orcs, but when he comes, he destroys the biggest one which had murdered Boromir, then runs over to his companion.
Boromir realizes his sin had grave consequences, but then he also realizes that his friend deserves real honor and loyalty, and even though he’s dying, he pledges that allegiance to him.
When J.R.R Tolkien wrote the Trilogy of the Lord of the Rings, he ascribed so many Christ like attributes to the Ranger Aragorn. Throughout the story you see parallels of a man of sorrows, a man of no home, a man who keeps his true nature hidden until the time foretold. I love this movie, this book very much because of the scriptural parallels, but also because it’s a timely story of the natures of men, and the redemption and love of Jesus.
There have been many stories and movies which have tried to explain Jesus, describe Him as He is. Some have, like Tolkien. And did his friend C. S. Lewis in his character of Aslan the lion. Others’ have failed by ascribing more human qualities, that very nature which He came to save us from.
Over the years I’ve heard many good sermons on Jesus, the Second Person of the Triune Nature of God… but I have to say, one has always stood out for me as the most passionate, honest and real description as only a mortal Christ follower can describe.
Yesterday I posted The Indescribably Christ, by S.M. Lockridge who was pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego California from 1953 to 1993.
It made me think of the full sermon which the Indescribable Christ was taken from, which I’ve listened to before a few times. I wanted to share it today, because it’s a great sermon- and messages of the importance of prayer, praises and petitions, obedience and the indescribable King- that like the great novels such as the Lord of the Rings, and Testaments of the Bible are as important and timely now, as they were when they were first written.
Even thought it’s long, I hope folks enjoy it as much as I have.
Thank You Jesus for being my Lord and King!
Have a blessed Thursday all!