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The Road Of Life

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I read this on a blog post entitled Morning Story and Dilbert.  As a bicyclist and a Christian, I could so relate.  I hope you can as well.

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.”

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  1. Wow! Awesome story. So we ended up watching the movie Do You Believe. We were all taken in by the movie. It was so good we lost track of time and didn’t get put until 9:45. Everyone wants to see it again so I feel the perfect time to see it again will be when we reconvene in January on our Potluck night.

    Donnie & I would like to invite you and Thad over next weekend to watch the movie with us. I would really love to watch this movie with you both. Let me know what day is better for you, Saturday or Sunday.

    I hope and pray your visit with Francesca is going well and she is feeling much better after spending time with mom and dad.

    Will talk soon.

    Blessings and love my friend,

    Rose Sunbury Lay Pastor FUMC Boca Raton 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, Florida 33432 http://www.fumcbocaraton.org 561-395-1244

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