The Two Towers: The Road to Isengard
After Théoden and the Rohirrim reunite with Gandalf, the king admits that in the darkness he was unsure of the wizard, but he does not wish to separate from him now. Why do we doubt so easily? Why do we believe the lies that our enemy and his servants whisper in our ears and heart rather than the words of angels and of God? We are under His care, even in the blackest night, but how deeply do we truly believe this? Do we trust in it at all, as the dark threatens to drown us and suffocate our faith and hope? As with the Nazgûl, who are mightiest during the night, our foe and his slaves are their most powerful then also, whether this be physical, mental, or spiritual. But God is also there, sending us hope, light, and strength. Sam discerns this in Mordor. We need to discover and remember it ourselves.
As Gandalf and the others arrive at Isengard to talk with Saruman, the doorwardens assigned by Treebeard greet them. The glad reunion with Merry and Pippin and the teasing arguments that ensue convinces Théoden of the great devotion between the hobbits and Legolas and Gimli.
What can you do to strengthen yourself against the lies of the enemy?