Thursday, May 27, 2010

Just Pedal!!

Someone posted this on the "Angels Among Us" blog, a blog for moms who have lost a child. As I was reading it I was smiling thinking "isn't that the truth?" So I'm posting it on my blog to save it. It was written by Tim Hansel.

"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.

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 jump to clear high rocks, 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 any more, He just smiles and says, “Pedal.”


Ann said...

Beautiful post...thank you for your blog...I can't tell you the comfort it gives me, knowing there is someone out there facing the big fears and still living life and loving life...You have such a beautiful family...each of your girls is so so charming and lovely in their own way!!! I am so happy to know you are out there!! Ann

Anonymous said...

I found this beautiful story to be a wonderful gift from you and Charlotte. Thank you so much in a time of much needed comfort and peace. A. Murdock

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing this, Erin. I loved it (and will be saving it) :)