There was no one—no one in Heaven, no one on earth, no one from the underworld—able to break open the scroll and read it. I wept and wept and wept that no one was found able to open the scroll, able to read it. One of the Elders said, "Don’t weep. Look—the Lion from Tribe Judah, the Root of David’s Tree, has conquered. He can open the scroll, can rip through the seven seals. Revelation 5:3-5 (TM)
We have a lot of great discussions in our house about movies, books, music and drama. One of the things that Wendy constantly reminds me is that all great stories are rooted in the Great Story (which she will usually follow with a reminder that "all truth is God’s truth"!). That’s why it hit me this morning – the impossible task that no one could accomplish but the one who was chosen. Sound like King Arthur and the sword in the stone? Frodo and the Great Ring? They are but off-spring of the Lamb who can break the seals.