The Road Of Life
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 there sort of like a picture of a president. I
recognized His picture when I saw it, but I really didn't know Him.
Later on when I met Christ, it seemed as though life was like a
bike ride, on a tandem bike, and I noticed that Christ was in the
back helping me pedal. I don't recall when he suggested we change
places, but life has not been the same since.
When I had control, it was rather boring, and predictable . . .
It was the shortest distance between two points. But when He took
the lead, He knew the exciting paths to take, up mountains, and
through rocky places at breakneck speeds -- it was all I could do
to just hang on! At times it seemed like madness. He said: "Pedal!"
And by faith I did, although I worried and was anxious. "Where are
you taking me?" He laughed, but no answer, and I started to learn
to trust. I forgot my boring life and entered into the adventure.
When I'd say, "I'm scared," He'd lean back and touch my hand. He
took me to people that had gifts that I needed. Gifts of healing,
acceptance, love, and joy. So many priceless gifts to take on my
journey -- my Lord's and mine. Then we were off again. He said,
"Give the gifts away -- they're extra baggage now -- there'll be
more gifts to come." So I did, I gave them to people we met, and
found that in giving I also received, and my burden was lighter.
I didn't trust him at first to be in control of my life. I thought
He'd wreck it -- but I discovered he knows how to handle even the
roughest roads in my life. Now I'm learning to be quiet and pedal
in the strangest places. I'm beginning to enjoy the view, the
challenge of the ride, as well as the cool breeze on my face with
my delightful constant companion -- Jesus Christ.
When it seems I just can't take anymore, I keep my eyes and faith
on Him. He looks at me, with a big smile, and says:
". . . Keep on Pedaling."
Addendum -- Isaiah 41:10 "Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do
not be dismayed, for I am Your God. I will strengthen you. I will
help you. I will uphold you with my victorious hand."
[ Anonymous ]
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