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I love this scene at the end of the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie when all appears lost at Helm’s Deep, and certain death seems imminent for Aragorn and his friends. Théoden is in despair but Aragorn then remembers the words of Gandalf: “At dawn on the third day, look for me!”

I watched The Two Towers just recently and that scene always gives me the chills. I love the symbolism of the eternal wise warrior Gandalf in white charging with Eomer against the seemingly insurmountable army of Uruk Hai and just decimating them for a swift victory. Though sin was not conquered by Jesus quiet so painlessly, it was defeated by him just as swiftly, in one fierce blow to evil for all time. It also makes me think of the very end when Jesus comes not to die but to lead the final charge against evil, wearing all white. Simply awesome.

    Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.

     He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. (Revelation 19:11-16 ESV)

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