the adventure I find myself in / das Abenteuer in dem ich mich finde

About an old life

I watched the Return of the King the other evening. Nearly at the end Frodo reflects on his adventure and thinks/writes the following:

"How do you pick up the threads of an old life. How do you get on when in your heart you begin to understand there is no going back. There is some things that time cannot mend, some hurts that go to deep, that have taken hold."

I wondered about that. I believe that Jesus heals and I received a lot of inner healing over the years. Life with God changed me, and I guess the new creation taking shape has to do with it.

Still there are things in our lives, wounds that are to stay. Often for me it felt like a great weakness and hindrance on my way. But God says to let His mercy be sufficient for us, then in He is strong in our weaknesses. There is no going back in my life to change my past. There are some things that make me sad, things that cannot be mend. At least not in this life time. Hurts have taken hold.

This sounds very depressing and it would be if I would not have the hope that I will pass on to a life beyond this where I will get understanding, healing and closure. Frodo went of with the elves and left his life behind to start something new. On day my journey here will end passing over to a new adventure.



  1. mum

    Your thoughts remind me of the lament in Ps.73 and the conclusion: Dennoch bleibe ich stets bei dir; denn du hältst mich bei meiner rechten Hand, du leitest mich nach deinem Rat und nimmst mich am Ende mit Ehren an. Wenn ich dur dich habe, ….
    Best wishes and blessings to you. Mum

  2. Philipp

    There is a longing and an aching. Even though we want to live in a painless world. Some aching is needed to look foreward and grow hope in the things to come.
    Thanks for your comment.

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