THE BIKE RIDE OF YOUR
After reading the following verses of scripture you will find a great blessing
from the illustration that I have found. If you are feeling a little down and
that no one cares, just read this short message. Remember God loves you.
(Rom 8:14 KJV) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of
(Rom 8:31 KJV) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can
be against us?
(Rom 8:37 KJV) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him
that loved us.
(Mat 28:20 KJV) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded
you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The Road of Life
Posted with permission -
Author wishes to remain Anonymous
At first, I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did
wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was out
there sort of like a President. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I
really didn't know Him.
But later on when I met Christ, it seemed as though life was rather like a bike
ride, but it was a tandem bike, and I noticed that Christ was in the back
helping me pedal. I don't know when it was that He suggested we change places,
but life has not been the same since.
When I had control, I knew the way. It was rather boring, but predictable...It
was the shortest distance between two points. But when He took the lead, He knew
delightful long cuts, up mountains, and through rocky places at breakneck
speeds, and it was all I could do to hang on! Even though it looked like
madness, He said, "Pedal!"
I worried and was anxious and asked, "Where are you taking me?" He laughed and
didn't answer, and I started to trust.
I forgot my boring life and entered into the adventure. And when I'd say, "I'm
scared," He'd lean back and touch my hand.
He took me to people with gifts that I needed, gifts of healing, acceptance, and
joy. They gave me gifts to take on my journey, my Lord's and mine. And we were
off again. He said, "Give the gifts away; they're extra baggage, too much
weight." So I did, to the people I met, and I found that in giving I received,
and still our burden was light.
I did not trust Him, at first, in control of my life. I thought He'd wreck it;
but He knows how to jump to clear high rocks, knows how to fly to shorten scary
And I am learning to shut up and pedal in the strangest places, and I'm
beginning to enjoy the view and the cool breeze on my face with my delightful
constant companion, Jesus Christ.
And when I'm sure I just can't do anymore,
He just smiles and says..."Pedal."