BIKE SECRETS 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 died. He was out there sort of as 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. A bicycle built for two. And I noticed that Christ was in the back, helping me pedal. I don't know just when it was He suggested that we change places, but life has never been the same since. When I had control I knew the way. It was rather boring and it was predictable. It was the shortest distance between 2 points, but when He took the lead He knew delightful long cuts, up mountains and through rocky places at break neck speeds. It was all that I could do to hang on. And even though it looked like madness, He said, "pedal". I worried and I was anxious and I asked, "Where are you taking me?" He laughed and didn't answer. As we pedaled on, I forgot my boring life and I entered into every adventure. And when I'd say I'm scared, He'd lean back and He'd just touch my hand. He took me to people with gifts that I needed, gifts of healing, acceptance, and joy. He gave me gifts to take on my journey, and off we were again. And He would say, "Give the gifts away, they're extra baggage, too much weight." And so I did, to people that we met and I found that in giving I received. And the journey continued and the burden was light. I did not trust Him at first to take control of my life, I thought He'd wreck it. But He knows bike secrets. He knows how to make those sharp corners and how to jump to clear high rocks and do things I could have never done if I was in control. I am learning to be quiet and pedal in the strangest places. I am beginning to enjoy the view and the cool breeze on my face with my delightful companion, Jesus Christ. And when I am not sure I can do it anymore He just smiles and says, "Just pedal." Author Unknown

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