Thursday, February 23, 2006

Pedal

A friend years ago gave me this during troubled times. I have since learned, along with my husband's friendly reminder...Pedal!

~Homemakersheart


"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.
I recognized His picture when I saw it. but 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 on!
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.
He took me to people with gifts that I needed, gifts of healing,
acceptance, and joy.
They gave me gifts to take on my journey, my Lord's and mine.
And we were off again. 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 fly to
shorten scary passages.
And I am learning to shut up 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 anymore, He just smiles and says...... "Pedal.."
Author Unknown

2 comments:

Mindy said...

Lovely blog you have...I saw it from Marion's blog in Wales...I will visit often! Have a wonderful day!
Blessings to you!

FarmgirlCyn said...

I, too, am learning to "take no thought for tomorrow..." Where He leads, I will follow.
Blessings,
Cindy
ps if you will somehow send me your e-mail address, I will send you that roll recipe...if that doesn't work, I can post it here