Everyone Needs A Sam!!
I have heard it said that everyone needs a Simon. You know that guy on American Idol who seems to say the things that others are thinking but were too afraid to say. He is brutally honest.
I decided tonight after seeing The Lord of the Rings again that everyone needs a Sam. Sam helped Frodo carry out the mission. Frodo had the responsibility to carry the burden but Sam never left his side. He knew it would be hard. He knew it would take more courage than he had ever had before. He knew his life was at stake but he believed in the people’s lives who would be spared if he could help Frodo accomplish the task. He cut, he bled, he risked all to help Frodo bear the burden. Frodo was never alone. Frodo could not find a more loyal friend. Sam was the reason Frodo made it. Frodo had “the call” but Sam is the reason the call was carried out.
Why am I saying all of this? I have a Sam. Her name is Makeda. She is the most loyal person I have ever known. She has been there for Troy and I from the very beginning of Freedom House. God poured a vision into our heart’s to see people who are far from Him come into a relationship with Him. It is a bloody battle snatching people from the jaws of hell and it has not been without incident. Makeda has stood along with us through thick and thin. She has carried us when we bled. She has lifted our arms when we were weary. She has been loyal beyond words. She has risked it all to see a vision come to pass. She is a fierce protector. She is a brave warrior. She is a kind word. She is a reassuring voice. She is a steady rock. She is Sam.