the deathly hallows.

19 11 2010

Yep, I saw the movie.
And yes, it was everything I could’ve hoped for… and more!

One of my favorite parts of the movie was the retelling of the story of the deathly hallows;

“Hundreds of years ago, the three Peverell brothers were travelling at twilight, and reached a river too dangerous to traverse. The three brothers, being very powerful wizards, simply created a bridge across the river. They were then stopped by Death himself, who was displeased that they had gotten across the river, thus cheating him out of new victims. Death then congratulated them on being clever enough to evade him, and offered each of them a powerful magical item. The first brother, Antioch Peverell, wished to become invincible in duels; Death broke a branch off a nearby tree and created for him the Elder Wand, a wand more powerful than any other in existence. The second brother, Cadmus Peverell, wished to resurrect his lost love; Death then took a stone from the riverbed and created for him the Resurrection Stone, a stone capable of bringing the dead back to the living world. The third brother, Ignotus Peverell, realised the danger of the situation and requested a means by which Death could not find him; Death grudgingly gave him the cloak off his back, the Cloak of Invisibility, an invisibility cloak that never lost its power through curses or age.”

The oldest brother was killed in his sleep.
The second brother killed himself.

The last brother removed the cloak years and years later and welcomed death as a friend.

The story is interesting because the brothers were able to ask death for anything…
yet eventually, all 3 of them had to face death.

We can diet, exercise, wish, and overdose on vitamins but we’re all one day closer to death than we were yesterday.

“and so death  passed upon all men…” (Romans 5:12)

So instead of wishing and hoping, the real question is what have I done today to take one step closer to Heavenly Father?

? What would you wish for if you were granted a request?

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