But why? Was it Eru who gave Bilbo the Ring?
- Only to be picked up by the most unlikely person imaginable: Bilbo from the Shire!
"Behind that there was something else at work, beyond any design of the
Ring-maker. I can put it no plainer than by saying that Bilbo was meant to find
the Ring, and not by its maker. In which case you also were meant to have it.
And that maybe an encouraging thought."