Thursday, December 3, 2009

Eowyn's Story (Stand in the Rain)

So this post is dedicated to someone who literally saves my life everyday...or at least points me to the person who can. If it wasn't for her I'm sure...positive...I would not be the person I am. And I would deffinetly have given up long ago. K wrote a post several days ago about relationships pushing you towards Jesus. This is definitely one of those relationships. So M, here are my thoughts.

So I'm gunna go a little Lord of the Rings on you real quick. Just bear with me. Remember Eowyn. Yeah...I feel a lot like her right now. Thing start to literally fall apart around her. She loses her cousin, her country is at war, her uncle is unrecognizable...not to mention she's being stalked by a creeper. Awkward...and not the good kind. And she's dying inside. Slowly and quietly dying.

And then this guy comes along. This great guy. Oh, but wait...guess what. He's taken...he's not on the market. And so with a broken heart she runs to battle, hoping to find escape. And it's a hard battle, and a battle she probably won't live through.

And then comes the Witch King...this insurmountable force that she somehow is faced with. Somehow it fell to her. Because no man can kill him. And things go good....for a second. Until, oh wait....he beats her into the ground. He literally is standing over her...beating her into the ground. Her arm breaks...she's laying, completely broken at his feet.

I was using this story tonight to tell M how I felt. How my life has been one big mess leading up to the point of me being on the ground in a crumpled heap with no one around to protect me from the witch king that's standing over me. He's broken my arm, he's broken my more hit and I'll be broken completely.

And then M did something I needed. She made me keep going with the story. "What happens next?" Pip comes. That little distraction...that little glimmer of hope. Pip stabs the witch king in the leg to give Eowyn enough time to take a breath....stand up....and do what no man could do, defeat the witch king. Despite her brokenness and the fact that she's not a man, she somehow defeats him. And I don't think it's really by her own strength.

I don't think it's a coincidence that Jesus brought this women to my mind as an equation to what I'm feeling right now. I think it's very much him telling me, right're laying on the ground. One more knock and you'll be out for good...but keep going with the story. M you prayed for my Pip tonight. Pretty sure you're my Pip. You are my glimer of hope that gunna give me enough strength to get up and with Jesus behind me thrust that sword into the witch king's head.

And so, despite the fact that I just want to give in. I'm gunna stand up, and take that freakin' witch king's head off. You have no idea how BA I feel to type that. Ha.

Enjoy this crazy awesome woman's story. And it's awesome that it's set to the song that just perfectly fits my life right now. I love serendipitous moments!


  1. "I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord, be strong and let your heart take courage; wait on the Lord." Psalm 27:13,14.

    You gave me these verses the other psalm...I give them back to you. Be the strong mighty warrior princess that is inside of you...oh and read the story of Gideon.

    Love, Love!!

  2. good analogy; love it!! made me smile! this will pop into my head the next time i'm feeling particularly down from life!
    love you much!!
    oh, and this heading pic is my favorite! LOVE!

    PS we need to talk about another Honey&Molasses appearance...