It is summer and the bikes are out. My neighborhood has no lack of children unless, of the 72 homes there is someone praying for a baby so I will pray. Driving slowly through the streets is now especially important. Yesterday I encountered about a dozen bikes, so paused as they passed. Many are too young to know safety or care who has the right of way. I hope they will be safe and learn. After they had turned the sunny corner (remember – summer in Seattle) I noticed one of the dozen still had training wheels. Still learning the ropes but still pushing those pedals as hard as the next child. I cheered him on because I identify with this child. The life-lesson for me is that when I accepted Jesus as the face of an invisible God, I found a new balance. I had confidence that I could travel the roads and God would get me where I needed to get. The rules were simple – Love God – Love People.
These two rules are a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Again, simple and finite. But the world is not aware of the love. If you saw a road map of my life story up to now, you may get dizzy. I get dizzy but I’m still pedaling. The rhythm is; right foot – Love God, left foot – Love People, Love God, Love People. With a bike you can go fast but if you go too slowly you will fall. God has prepared good works for us all and those, along with the people you love who love you, are your many landmarks. Also pay attention to the yellow, red, and green lights. Happy travels.