In the first Lord of the Rings book, there is a very unusual, mysterious character named Tom Bombadil. He is described as being an entity of unknown origin and great power, but doesn’t feel any particular drive to assist Frodo and the team on their quest. People have argued over or what Bombadil may be or may represent, but he remains one of the most mysterious characters in the Lord of the Rings series. Tom Bombadil is an odd character to be sure, who is content to simply sing his songs and live within his little corner of the forest, unbothered by everything going on in the world around him.
Right now and for the last year or so, people have been surrounded by fear, chaos, and uncertainty, much like what we see in many heroic stories. In such a state, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, overcome by the surrounding chaos. However, Jesus, who Himself was no stranger to chaos and uncertainty, encouraged His followers in Mark 6:34: “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Don’t be afraid to be a Bombadil: know your power as a Child of God, and live through today. God is already in tomorrow.
Notes from the Staff @The Woods