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 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 were 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 just 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. It was all I could do to hang
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 learn 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. I gained love,
peace, acceptance and joy; gifts to take on my
journey, My Lord's and mine. And we were off
He said, "Give the gifts away. They're extra
baggage, too much weight." So I did, to the
people we 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 bike
secrets, knows how to make it bend to take sharp
corners, knows how to jump to clear high rocks,
knows how to fly to shorten, scary passages. And
I am learning t! o shut u p 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 it anymore, He
just smiles and says... "Pedal."
Whatever your pain
There will always be sunshine.
After the rain
you may stumble
Perhaps even fall
But God's always there
To help you through
Funny how you can send a thousand
"jokes" through e-mail and they spread
like wildfire, but when you start
sending messages regarding the Lord,
twice about passing it on.
Funny, isn't it, when you go to
forward this message, how many on
your buddy list will not receive it
because you're not sure they believe
in anything? Funny? No!
May God give you the strength and
courage to pass this along
on your email buddy list....
I JUST DID