The Road of Life (Anonymous)
TAt first I saw God as an observer and my Judge,
Keeping track of the things I did right and wrong,
So as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die.
But later on when I met Christ, life became rather like a great
bike ride. But it was a tandem bike.
When I invited Christ into my life He humbly took the
back seat and helped me peddle when I asked for help.
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 didn’t really know where I was going.
Life was predictable and about arriving to the next destination.
But when He took the lead, I learned He knew a lot more about
life and bikes and adventure than I did.
He new beautiful long cuts, up mountains, through rocky places at
breath-taking speeds. He went slower at times when I wanted to go fast,
and faster than I could imagine when I thought we should go slow.
Sometimes when I got anxious, I would yell out: “Where are you
taking me?” He would glance back over his shoulder and say with a
smile, “ Keep Pedaling . . . and trust me.”
So I had to learn to trust. And as I did, I grew to love the ride. I
forgot my old life & entered into the adventure He had planned.
He took me to people with gifts I needed, gifts of healing and joy.
At some point He told me to start giving the gifts away to people we
met. And When I did, I found that in giving I received, my joy
increased and my burdens became lighter.
I did not trust Christ at first to take control of my life. I thought He
would wreck it.
But slowly I realized, with Him in front, this ride of Life was better than any
I could ever have asked for or imagined.
Somewhere along the road of life, I found myself more and more just
tapping Him on the shoulder and saying, “Thank you.”
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