Written by cycleguy on March 18th, 2020

Winter time brings the “excitement” of riding my bike on an indoor trainer. (Please note sarcasm; no joy in that statement).  Hours upon hours of riding in one place, bored out of my gourd, as they say. The only redeeming quality besides the fact that at least I’m getting some exercise, is I’m also getting to catch up on movies. This past winter I watched the Back to the Future trilogy (again); Titanic; all 5 Transformers movies (I forgot I had Bumblebee); and the director’s cuts of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Watching them all brought back a lot of nostalgia and the reason why they are my favorites.

In the LOTR trilogy, one of Gollum’s favorite expressions was to call the ring, “My Precious.” (Sort of like the meme I saw the other day with him saying that and holding a roll of toilet paper). But I digress. 🙂  The ring was evil and had so taken over his life that he was no longer Smeagol. It had changed him; ruined him. In the Hobbit,  Bilbo had found the ring and Gollum was so controlled by it he knew no peace and went to great lengths to get it back. Thus the trilogy; the need to destroy the ring; and Gollum’s demise after finally taking it from Frodo.

“My precious.” Such was my thought as I read I Peter 1:18-19

Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver and gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.”  (emphasis mine).

It wasn’t silver or gold that drew Peter’s attention, but the precious blood of Christ. That word “precious” conveys infinite value. Just as the ring was of infinite value to Gollum, so is the blood of Christ to every follower who has been washed in it.


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S says:

    Love the LOTR movies…
    The thought that comes to mind with Gollum is the idea of being consumed.

    Who or What am I consumed by… What lengths would I go to get it back.

    I would not suggest the lengths that Gollum tried to go, but I think his persistence applied in trying to stay close to God would be good.

    • cycleguy says:

      that is so evident as the film shows Ryan. Gollum is consumed as soon as he killed for the ring and put it on. and good questions to ask.

  2. I’ve been a huge LOTR fan since I was a kid; I read The Hobbit at age nine!
    Yes, Bill, nothing more precious than the Blood of the Lamb. Thank you, Lord, for your sacrifice!

  3. There is nothing we can do to repay what Christ did for us; and what He will still do.

    Thank you for your wise comments on my Blog.

    God bless.

  4. floyd says:

    Good for you for catching up on the movies… even if you can’t catch up with your self on the stationary bike!!!

    There is nothing more precious in this world, in either dimension, that is as precious as the gift of true love through sacrifice as our Precious Savior.

  5. Ed says:

    I need to watch the LOTR films again. Also there was so much action in the Transformers movie, sometimes I watch them twice just so my eyes can focus.
    I also have the Star Wars Triology (the first one) to watch.
    It seems during this trying times that silver nor gold are really much worth of anything doesn’t it?