Road of Life

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Road of Life

Postby scurtis » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:10 pm

I have had this for several years and have no idea where I got it.


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 on!! Even through it looked like madness, He said.

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 their 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, jumps to clear high rocks, 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 companion, Christ.

And when I'm sure I just can't do anymore, He just smiles and says ...
- - - Author Unknown
Sam (the 2nd one)

God must have a sense of humor, He made me.
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Postby jochanaan » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:43 am

That's a great extended metaphor! I've seen it before, but I don't know where it came from either.
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